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Message ID: 9349
Date: 2013-02-04

Author:Sacha Mareka Klein

Subject:Re: Indicators for Primary Child Maltreatment Prevention?

Scott, Although it doesn't solve the problem entirely, I'd encourage you to measure referrals (not just substantiated referrals) as an additional measure of maltreatment since so many subjects of unsubstantiated referrals end up coming back to the system later with substantiated referrals and referred children tend to have outcomes similar to those of substantiated children. Also, I believe Timothy Ross and Sharon Vandivere at Child Trends, as well as others involved in the Quality Improvement Center for Early Childhood, have done some work compiling a list of suggested child maltreatment prevention indicators. I don't have the list handy, but you might want to reach out to them. Sacha Sacha Klein, M.S.W., Ph.D. Assistant Professor School of Social Work Michigan State University Baker Hall 655 Auditorium Road, Room 246 East Lansing, MI 48824 kleinsa@msu.edu (517) 432-3736 [office] (734) 985-0548 [cell] *Please consider the environment before printing this email. On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 7:29 PM, Bates - CDPHE, Scott > wrote: Hi all- I sit on our Early Childhood Leadership Coalition here in Colorado and we are looking for better, more positive, indicators of the primary prevention of child maltreatment. We currently use county rates of substantiated child maltreatment as an indicator and, as you may imagine, those rates are subject to too many local factors (e.g., case worker training, worker caseloads, etc.) to be comparable from county to county (our child welfare system is county-administered, state-supervised). I've looked at the data collected and am considering an indicator of new involvements as a function of child population (but I'm no epidemiologist or statistician, either!). Does anyone consider better indicators to measure child safety from maltreatment? Ideas regarding positively-worded indicators are especially welcome. Thanks! -Scott -- Scott Bates, MSW Program Manager Child Maltreatment Prevention Unit (Colorado Children's Trust Fund and Family Resource Centers) Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment scott.bates@state.co.us w (303) 692-2942 f (303) 691-7901

Scott, Although it doesn't solve the problem entirely, I'd encourage you to measure referrals (not just substantiated referrals) as an additional measure of maltreatment since so many subjects of unsubstantiated referrals end up coming back to the system later with substantiated referrals and referred children tend to have outcomes similar to those of substantiated children. Also, I believe Timothy Ross and Sharon Vandivere at Child Trends, as well as others involved in the Quality Improvement Center for Early Childhood, have done some work compiling a list of suggested child maltreatment prevention indicators. I don't have the list handy, but you might want to reach out to them. Sacha Sacha Klein, M.S.W., Ph.D. Assistant Professor School of Social Work Michigan State University Baker Hall 655 Auditorium Road, Room 246 East Lansing, MI 48824 kleinsamsu.edu (517) 432-3736 [office] (734) 985-0548 [cell] *Please consider the environment before printing this email. On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 7:29 PM, Bates - CDPHE, Scott > wrote: Hi all- I sit on our Early Childhood Leadership Coalition here in Colorado and we are looking for better, more positive, indicators of the primary prevention of child maltreatment. We currently use county rates of substantiated child maltreatment as an indicator and, as you may imagine, those rates are subject to too many local factors (e.g., case worker training, worker caseloads, etc.) to be comparable from county to county (our child welfare system is county-administered, state-supervised). I've looked at the data collected and am considering an indicator of new involvements as a function of child population (but I'm no epidemiologist or statistician, either!). Does anyone consider better indicators to measure child safety from maltreatment? Ideas regarding positively-worded indicators are especially welcome. Thanks! -Scott -- Scott Bates, MSW Program Manager Child Maltreatment Prevention Unit (Colorado Children's Trust Fund and Family Resource Centers) Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment scott.batesstate.co.us w (303) 692-2942 f (303) 691-7901