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Message ID: 8952
Date: 2011-09-06

Author:Toni Cavanagh Johnson

Subject:Is there evidence re benefit or detriment of Mandated Reporting

Does anyone know of any research suggesting that our child welfare system saves lives? Or that it otherwise provides benefits to children? I realize that this topic is not necessarily susceptible to clear-cut statistical research (what's the control group?), so I'm even interested in "soft" data or observations. Research showing that system improvements lead to better outcomes for children would also be helpful. So would research indicating that mandated reporting benefits children when compared to voluntary reporting only. I'm thoroughly aware of the needs for improvement in child welfare, but I'd like to be able to respond to a claim that there's no data showing that CPS has reduced fatalities, and no evidence that mandated reporting is beneficial. Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D. 1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101 South Pasadena, California 91030 USA Tel: 626-799-4522 FAX: 818-790-0139 toni@tcavjohn.com www.tcavjohn.com New Game Space Invaders - A Game About Boundaries

Does anyone know of any research suggesting that our child welfare system saves lives? Or that it otherwise provides benefits to children? I realize that this topic is not necessarily susceptible to clear-cut statistical research (what's the control group?), so I'm even interested in "soft" data or observations. Research showing that system improvements lead to better outcomes for children would also be helpful. So would research indicating that mandated reporting benefits children when compared to voluntary reporting only. I'm thoroughly aware of the needs for improvement in child welfare, but I'd like to be able to respond to a claim that there's no data showing that CPS has reduced fatalities, and no evidence that mandated reporting is beneficial. Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D. 1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101 South Pasadena, California 91030 USA Tel: 626-799-4522 FAX: 818-790-0139 tonitcavjohn.com www.tcavjohn.com New Game Space Invaders - A Game About Boundaries