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Message ID: 9275
Date: 2012-11-05

Author:Debra Schilling Wolfe

Subject:Re: question about Differential Response in child welfare

Pennsylvania does not have differential response system. Pennsylvania has a differential reporting system, uniquely classifying reports into CPS (Child Protective Services) and GPS (General Protective Services). 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 Protecting Children - Preserving Dreams The Field Center is now a United Way agency! You can direct your donation to the United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey and support our important work on behalf of victims of child abuse and neglect with Donor Code 43049 On 11/5/12 9:46 AM, "Breitenstein, Larry D." wrote: >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/department >s/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 >

Pennsylvania does not have differential response system. Pennsylvania has a differential reporting system, uniquely classifying reports into CPS (Child Protective Services) and GPS (General Protective Services). 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 Protecting Children - Preserving Dreams The Field Center is now a United Way agency! You can direct your donation to the United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey and support our important work on behalf of victims of child abuse and neglect with Donor Code 43049 On 11/5/12 9:46 AM, "Breitenstein, Larry D." wrote: >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/department >s/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 >