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Message ID: 9340
Date: 2013-01-27

Author:Connie Hayek

Subject:Re: Centralized child abuse screening

Have you reviewed the following: Steen J. Organizational Configurations of American Child Maltreatment Reporting Systems. Journal Of Public Child Welfare [serial online]. November 2011;5(5):471 Sincerely, Connie K. Hayek ----- Read my Blog at http://interestsofchildren.wordpress.com/ Follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/ckhayek Connect with me on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/conniehayek Join my Child Welfare Advocacy group on Linked In http://linkd.in/cnI4BD On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 11:32 AM, Rich Gehrman > wrote: Greetings, A group of stakeholders in Minnesota is considering legislation to centralize screening of child abuse and neglect reports. Minnesota has 86 county and two tribal agencies currently handling this function. A recent report by the state's Office of the Legislative Auditor showed wide variation in standards and practices across the state, meaning that whether children get screened in for child protection services depends to a signficant degree on where they live. The Child Welfare Information Gateway and other searches led us to a 2003 study 'National Study of Child Protection Services Systems and Reform Efforts Local Agency Survey' which was helpful but somewhat dated. We also found evaluations of centralized screening systems from Indiana, Kentucky and New Jersey. We also found information on an attempt to centralize child abuse screening in Colorado which was essentially tabled. Are there any other known research studies or evaluations on this topic that we have not found yet? Also we would be interested in comments from practitioners who have views on the relative effectiveness of centralized screening units or hotlines compared to decentralized county systems. Thank you for your help. Rich Gehrman Executive Director Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota www.safepassagemn.org

Have you reviewed the following: Steen J. Organizational Configurations of American Child Maltreatment Reporting Systems. Journal Of Public Child Welfare [serial online]. November 2011;5(5):471 Sincerely, Connie K. Hayek ----- Read my Blog at http://interestsofchildren.wordpress.com/ Follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/ckhayek Connect with me on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/conniehayek Join my Child Welfare Advocacy group on Linked In http://linkd.in/cnI4BD On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 11:32 AM, Rich Gehrman > wrote: Greetings, A group of stakeholders in Minnesota is considering legislation to centralize screening of child abuse and neglect reports. Minnesota has 86 county and two tribal agencies currently handling this function. A recent report by the state's Office of the Legislative Auditor showed wide variation in standards and practices across the state, meaning that whether children get screened in for child protection services depends to a signficant degree on where they live. The Child Welfare Information Gateway and other searches led us to a 2003 study 'National Study of Child Protection Services Systems and Reform Efforts Local Agency Survey' which was helpful but somewhat dated. We also found evaluations of centralized screening systems from Indiana, Kentucky and New Jersey. We also found information on an attempt to centralize child abuse screening in Colorado which was essentially tabled. Are there any other known research studies or evaluations on this topic that we have not found yet? Also we would be interested in comments from practitioners who have views on the relative effectiveness of centralized screening units or hotlines compared to decentralized county systems. Thank you for your help. Rich Gehrman Executive Director Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota www.safepassagemn.org