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Message ID: 9103
Date: 2012-02-03

Author:Daryl Higgins

Subject:Re: training and reporting protocols on college campuses [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

While it was not explicitly an am if the report, the Australian Institute of Family Studies released a report a few years ago that analysed data on child protection data from the eight states and territory systems we have here in Australia. One of the key conclusions is that changes in definitions, thresholds, and particularly mandatory reporting has had an influence on rates of notifications. See: http://www.aifs.gov.au/nch/research/menu.html#ncpass NCPASS Review of Data Comparability Project Commencing in 2007, this project examined rates of statutory child protection activity across Australian jurisdictions. Specifically, the project aimed to: * Analyse differences in rates per 1000 children across jurisdictions, and the differences in rates over time within jurisdictions * Identify and assess factors that may explain differences in rates across jurisdictions and within jurisdictions over time Holzer, P.J., and Bromfield, L.M. (2008). NCPASS Comparability of child protection data: Project report (PDF 1.3 MB). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies. Cheers, Daryl On 03/02/2012, at 10:33 AM, Finkelhor, David wrote: So what is the state of this proposal? In legislation? David Finkelhor Crimes against Children Research Center Family Research Laboratory Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 03824 Tel 603 862-2761* Fax 603 862-1122 email: david.finkelhor@unh.edu My new book has been released. Click on it for more details and to order. From: bounce-39203928-6832158@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-39203928-6832158@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Debra Schilling Wolfe Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 12:23 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Cc: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: training and reporting protocols on college campuses David, The Senate HELP Committee has decided to do just that - to study outcomes from the states that currently mandate all adults to report - prior to amending CAPTA with a requirement for states to change their reporting statutes to include all adults. We are quite concerned about potential consequences of amending law and policy without first looking to what the research says. Debra Schilling Wolfe Executive Director Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research University of Pennsylvania 3815 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.573.5442 www.fieldcenteratpenn.org Sent from my iPad On Feb 2, 2012, at 12:12 PM, "Finkelhor, David" > wrote: For media and legislators, it may be pertinent to point out that there is no research that demonstrates that expanding mandatory reporting increases reports or more importantly protects children. Given that these expansions are being implemented nonetheless and may constitute a “natural experiment”, it may be an opportunity for someone to evaluate whether they make a difference, comparing jurisdictions that implement such an expansion and those that don’t. David Finkelhor Crimes against Children Research Center Family Research Laboratory Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 03824 Tel 603 862-2761* Fax 603 862-1122 email: david.finkelhor@unh.edu My new book has been released. Click on it for more details and to order. From: bounce-39202424-6832158@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-39202424-6832158@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of McLeod, Sandra Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 10:55 AM To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers' Subject: RE: training and reporting protocols on college campuses Hello, Jim, I am a media responder for Child Welfare Information Gateway, and I fielded the majority of calls that we received related to the Penn State case. As a result of all of these inquiries, I began collecting news stories on how States were responding to the issue of reviewing/considering strengthening their child abuse reporting laws. This morning, I went through the list, which is quite extensive and mostly addresses how States are responding, and I pulled out those articles that refer to the college/university response to strengthening reporting laws. For your convenience, I am attaching the list, arranged in chronological order, from the most recent to the oldest. Information Gateway does not guarantee the content of these articles; we are providing them for information sharing purposes only. I hope this information is helpful. Regards, Sandi Mc Sandi McLeod Child Welfare Technical Specialist Child Welfare Information Gateway A Service of the Children’s Bureau/ACF/HHS Email: smcleod@childwelfare.gov Website: www.childwelfare.gov Free Subscriptions: http://www.childwelfare.gov/admin/subscribe/ From: bounce-39195309-6834017@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-39195309-6834017@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Campbell, James Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 4:32 PM To: 'Child-Maltreatment-Research-L@cornell.edu ' Subject: training and reporting protocols on college campuses In response to recent child abuse and reporting incidents on a number of college campuses, the governor of Wisconsin, by executive order, has designated all University of Wisconsin System employees as mandated reporters. I would be interested in any information on similar responses in other states and training and implementation experiences specific to child abuse and neglect reporting on college campuses. Thanks. Jim James Campbell, PhD Associate Dean Program Planning and Partnership Development Division of Continuing Studies University of Wisconsin - Madison 21 N. Park St., Rm. 7310 Madison, WI 53715 (608)262-2352 jcampbell@dcs.wisc.edu ______________________________________ Dr Daryl Higgins Deputy Director (Research) Australian Institute of Family Studies Level 20, 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia T +61 3 9214 7821 / F +61 3 9214 7839 / M 0425 795 303 Web: www.aifs.gov.au ______________________________________ Check out the latest resources on: * responding to adult sexual assault * responding to child abuse and neglect * enhancing family relationships * strengthening families and communities * overcoming disadvantage for Indigenous Australians Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook 12th AIFS Conference Family Transitions and Trajectories Melbourne, 25-27 July 2012 Call for Papers Open Now! conference.aifs.gov.au ______________________________________ P PLEASE CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENT BEFORE YOU PRINT THIS E-MAIL

While it was not explicitly an am if the report, the Australian Institute of Family Studies released a report a few years ago that analysed data on child protection data from the eight states and territory systems we have here in Australia. One of the key conclusions is that changes in definitions, thresholds, and particularly mandatory reporting has had an influence on rates of notifications. See: http://www.aifs.gov.au/nch/research/menu.html#ncpass NCPASS Review of Data Comparability Project Commencing in 2007, this project examined rates of statutory child protection activity across Australian jurisdictions. Specifically, the project aimed to: * Analyse differences in rates per 1000 children across jurisdictions, and the differences in rates over time within jurisdictions * Identify and assess factors that may explain differences in rates across jurisdictions and within jurisdictions over time Holzer, P.J., and Bromfield, L.M. (2008). NCPASS Comparability of child protection data: Project report (PDF 1.3 MB). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies. Cheers, Daryl On 03/02/2012, at 10:33 AM, Finkelhor, David wrote: So what is the state of this proposal? In legislation? David Finkelhor Crimes against Children Research Center Family Research Laboratory Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 03824 Tel 603 862-2761* Fax 603 862-1122 email: david.finkelhorunh.edu My new book has been released. Click on it for more details and to order. From: bounce-39203928-6832158list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-39203928-6832158list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Debra Schilling Wolfe Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 12:23 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Cc: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: training and reporting protocols on college campuses David, The Senate HELP Committee has decided to do just that - to study outcomes from the states that currently mandate all adults to report - prior to amending CAPTA with a requirement for states to change their reporting statutes to include all adults. We are quite concerned about potential consequences of amending law and policy without first looking to what the research says. Debra Schilling Wolfe Executive Director Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research University of Pennsylvania 3815 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.573.5442 www.fieldcenteratpenn.org Sent from my iPad On Feb 2, 2012, at 12:12 PM, "Finkelhor, David" > wrote: For media and legislators, it may be pertinent to point out that there is no research that demonstrates that expanding mandatory reporting increases reports or more importantly protects children. Given that these expansions are being implemented nonetheless and may constitute a “natural experiment”, it may be an opportunity for someone to evaluate whether they make a difference, comparing jurisdictions that implement such an expansion and those that don’t. David Finkelhor Crimes against Children Research Center Family Research Laboratory Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 03824 Tel 603 862-2761* Fax 603 862-1122 email: david.finkelhorunh.edu My new book has been released. Click on it for more details and to order. From: bounce-39202424-6832158list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-39202424-6832158list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of McLeod, Sandra Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 10:55 AM To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers' Subject: RE: training and reporting protocols on college campuses Hello, Jim, I am a media responder for Child Welfare Information Gateway, and I fielded the majority of calls that we received related to the Penn State case. As a result of all of these inquiries, I began collecting news stories on how States were responding to the issue of reviewing/considering strengthening their child abuse reporting laws. This morning, I went through the list, which is quite extensive and mostly addresses how States are responding, and I pulled out those articles that refer to the college/university response to strengthening reporting laws. For your convenience, I am attaching the list, arranged in chronological order, from the most recent to the oldest. Information Gateway does not guarantee the content of these articles; we are providing them for information sharing purposes only. I hope this information is helpful. Regards, Sandi Mc Sandi McLeod Child Welfare Technical Specialist Child Welfare Information Gateway A Service of the Children’s Bureau/ACF/HHS Email: smcleodchildwelfare.gov Website: www.childwelfare.gov Free Subscriptions: http://www.childwelfare.gov/admin/subscribe/ From: bounce-39195309-6834017list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-39195309-6834017list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Campbell, James Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 4:32 PM To: 'Child-Maltreatment-Research-Lcornell.edu ' Subject: training and reporting protocols on college campuses In response to recent child abuse and reporting incidents on a number of college campuses, the governor of Wisconsin, by executive order, has designated all University of Wisconsin System employees as mandated reporters. I would be interested in any information on similar responses in other states and training and implementation experiences specific to child abuse and neglect reporting on college campuses. Thanks. Jim James Campbell, PhD Associate Dean Program Planning and Partnership Development Division of Continuing Studies University of Wisconsin - Madison 21 N. Park St., Rm. 7310 Madison, WI 53715 (608)262-2352 jcampbelldcs.wisc.edu ______________________________________ Dr Daryl Higgins Deputy Director (Research) Australian Institute of Family Studies Level 20, 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia T +61 3 9214 7821 / F +61 3 9214 7839 / M 0425 795 303 Web: www.aifs.gov.au ______________________________________ Check out the latest resources on: * responding to adult sexual assault * responding to child abuse and neglect * enhancing family relationships * strengthening families and communities * overcoming disadvantage for Indigenous Australians Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook 12th AIFS Conference Family Transitions and Trajectories Melbourne, 25-27 July 2012 Call for Papers Open Now! conference.aifs.gov.au ______________________________________ P PLEASE CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENT BEFORE YOU PRINT THIS E-MAIL