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Message ID: 9348
Date: 2013-01-28

Author:Rich Gehrman

Subject:RE: Centralized child abuse screening

We're a coalition of stakeholders that will be bringing this up to the state so we're not in a position to do any procurement, though there is growing interest generally in doing mh screening across child welfare and mental health sectors. We're quite a ways away from talking about 'no wrong door' though. Rich Gehrman Executive Director Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota www.safepassagemn.org (651) 303-3209 gehrm001@umn.edu From: bounce-72627336-44670726@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-72627336-44670726@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Linda Toche-Manley Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 9:13 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers; Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: Centralized child abuse screening I've watch with interest this thread. Does centralization of this process suggest more need for systematic evaluation of mental health and abuse recovery? We have a software system that can support better service planning if there is interest. Please contact me directly at linda@polarishealth.com if helpful. At 11:52 PM 1/27/2013, Joan Crowley wrote: I do not know about evaluations, but New Mexico has had a centralized child abuse reporting system for years. Contact the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD) to see what their experience has been. Joan Crowley New Mexico State University On Jan 27, 2013, at 9:32 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 Linda Toche-Manley, Ph.D. Vice President Polaris Health Directions 444 Oxford Valley Road, Suite 300 Langhorne, PA 19047 215-359-3913 www.polarishealth.com

We're a coalition of stakeholders that will be bringing this up to the state so we're not in a position to do any procurement, though there is growing interest generally in doing mh screening across child welfare and mental health sectors. We're quite a ways away from talking about 'no wrong door' though. Rich Gehrman Executive Director Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota www.safepassagemn.org (651) 303-3209 gehrm001umn.edu From: bounce-72627336-44670726list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-72627336-44670726list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Linda Toche-Manley Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 9:13 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers; Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: Centralized child abuse screening I've watch with interest this thread. Does centralization of this process suggest more need for systematic evaluation of mental health and abuse recovery? We have a software system that can support better service planning if there is interest. Please contact me directly at lindapolarishealth.com if helpful. At 11:52 PM 1/27/2013, Joan Crowley wrote: I do not know about evaluations, but New Mexico has had a centralized child abuse reporting system for years. Contact the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD) to see what their experience has been. Joan Crowley New Mexico State University On Jan 27, 2013, at 9:32 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 Linda Toche-Manley, Ph.D. Vice President Polaris Health Directions 444 Oxford Valley Road, Suite 300 Langhorne, PA 19047 215-359-3913 www.polarishealth.com