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Message ID: 9272
Date: 2012-11-05

Author:Breitenstein, Larry D.

Subject:RE: question about Differential Response in child welfare

Colleen Pennsylvania recently claimed in their latest Child Abuse report (Department of Public Welfare, Office of Children Youth and Families. (2011). Annual child abuse report. 94.) that they have a "differential response". However I can find no specific policies, manuals or procedures that explain this claim. PA is a state supervised county administered system. In the sense that every county as a "different" response to CPS investigations, PA is "differential". However if a "differential response" is a response from a standardized process, PA would not qualify. PA may exemplify the problem in actually quantifying and qualifying what is a "differential response". Good luck. Larry Breitenstein PhD. Public Health and Social Work Slippery Rock University ________________________________________ From: bounce-70616104-12476202@list.cornell.edu [bounce-70616104-12476202@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Emily Janczewski [janczew2@uwm.edu] Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 3:43 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: question about Differential Response in child welfare Hi Kim and others- As part of my dissertation, I am currently putting together a database to track differential response implementation by county (including all counties in NCANDS), by implementation date. This way, I can track states that piloted in some counties first and then rolled DR out state-wide. I also am recording situations like in FL, where DR was stopped and then piloted again. I am tracking/differentiating between jurisdictions that do "true" DR (as defined by the QIC) and DR-like initiatives. I have used the QIC resources as a starting place,(http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/departments/pediatrics/subs/can/DR/qicdr/Pages/Resources.aspx) but am also going through state laws, online resources, evaluation documents, etc. (and will probably be speaking with state contacts when needed). It is not complete yet, but I hope to finish soon. It is just an excel spreadsheet right now, and anyone interested in using it (or helping me compile it!) can contact me directly- I would hate for anyone to reinvent the wheel and am happy to share. Colleen Janczewski, PhD student Helen Bader School of Social Welfare University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee janczew2@uwm.edu ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kim Campbell" To: child-maltreatment-research-l@cornell.edu Sent: Sunday, November 4, 2012 11:08:33 AM Subject: question about Differential Response in child welfare Does anyone know how many states are using Differential Response Services in their child welfare systems? Thanks. Kim Campbell, MSW Child Health & Development Institute 270 Farmington Ave. Farmington CT 06117

Colleen Pennsylvania recently claimed in their latest Child Abuse report (Department of Public Welfare, Office of Children Youth and Families. (2011). Annual child abuse report. 94.) that they have a "differential response". However I can find no specific policies, manuals or procedures that explain this claim. PA is a state supervised county administered system. In the sense that every county as a "different" response to CPS investigations, PA is "differential". However if a "differential response" is a response from a standardized process, PA would not qualify. PA may exemplify the problem in actually quantifying and qualifying what is a "differential response". Good luck. Larry Breitenstein PhD. Public Health and Social Work Slippery Rock University ________________________________________ From: bounce-70616104-12476202list.cornell.edu [bounce-70616104-12476202list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Colleen Emily Janczewski [janczew2uwm.edu] Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 3:43 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: question about Differential Response in child welfare Hi Kim and others- As part of my dissertation, I am currently putting together a database to track differential response implementation by county (including all counties in NCANDS), by implementation date. This way, I can track states that piloted in some counties first and then rolled DR out state-wide. I also am recording situations like in FL, where DR was stopped and then piloted again. I am tracking/differentiating between jurisdictions that do "true" DR (as defined by the QIC) and DR-like initiatives. I have used the QIC resources as a starting place,(http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/departments/pediatrics/subs/can/DR/qicdr/Pages/Resources.aspx) but am also going through state laws, online resources, evaluation documents, etc. (and will probably be speaking with state contacts when needed). It is not complete yet, but I hope to finish soon. It is just an excel spreadsheet right now, and anyone interested in using it (or helping me compile it!) can contact me directly- I would hate for anyone to reinvent the wheel and am happy to share. Colleen Janczewski, PhD student Helen Bader School of Social Welfare University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee janczew2uwm.edu ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kim Campbell" To: child-maltreatment-research-lcornell.edu Sent: Sunday, November 4, 2012 11:08:33 AM Subject: question about Differential Response in child welfare Does anyone know how many states are using Differential Response Services in their child welfare systems? Thanks. Kim Campbell, MSW Child Health & Development Institute 270 Farmington Ave. Farmington CT 06117