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Database of Past CMRL Messages

Welcome to the database of past Child-Maltreatment-Research-L (CMRL) list serve messages. The table below contains all past CMRL messages (text only, no attachments) from Nov. 20, 1996 - December 22, 2017 and is updated quarterly.

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Message ID: 9358
Date: 2013-02-12

Author:Joe Scroppo, Ph.D.

Subject:Re: Teachers as perpetrators of child abuse

The best resource for this is an HHS website that allows you to search the child abuse reporting statutes (including who falls into the class of reportable alleged perpetrators): https://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/state/ Best, Joe Joe Scroppo, Ph.D., J.D. Licensed Psychologist Attorney & Counselor at Law 609 Peninsula Boulevard, Woodmere, NY 11598 999 Central Avenue--Suite 102, Woodmere, NY 11598 Voice: (516) 791-1438; Fax: (800) 441-9772; E-mail: scroppo@optonline.net Warning: The information contained in this electronic mail message is intended only for the personal and confidential use of the designated recipient(s) named above. This message may be an attorney-client communication, may be protected by the work product doctrine, and may be subject to a protective order. As such, this message is privileged and confidential. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or an agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, this electronic communication was delivered to you in error and any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify Dr. Scroppo immediately by telephone and e-mail and destroy any and all copies of this message in your possession (whether hard copies or electronically stored copies). Although this e-mail may provide information concerning legal issues, such information is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. This e-mail does not constitute the rendering of legal services or advice and does not create any attorney-client relationship between you and Dr. Joe Scroppo. Dr. Scroppo assumes no responsibility for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information in this e-mail. From: Rebecca Robuck Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 10:31 AM To: child-maltreatment-research-l@list.cornell.edu Subject: Teachers as perpetrators of child abuse We are interested in understanding whether school teachers can be considered perpetrators of child abuse and neglect in your states. Since all states are so different, we would appreciate any information you have on how your state approaches this issue. Specifically, if teachers are cannot be considered perpetrators of child abuse and neglect, are they treated like any other (non-perpetrator) citizen who "abuses" a child in these states that don't appear to include them as perpetrators? Stated differently, would teachers be subject only to criminal investigation (i.e., only investigated under the crimes code for child endangerment or assault, and not investigated by CPS or noted as a perpetrator in the child abuse registry)? If teachers are treated differently in any way than non-perpetrators, then we'd like to know what that standard is — whether that be labeled "institutional abuse," "student abuse," or some other type. Any insight you might have on this issue would be extremely helpful. Many thanks, Rebecca M. Robuck Senior Associate ChildFocus, Inc. 202.417.1001 www.childfocuspartners.com rebecca@childfocuspartners.com

The best resource for this is an HHS website that allows you to search the child abuse reporting statutes (including who falls into the class of reportable alleged perpetrators): https://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/state/ Best, Joe Joe Scroppo, Ph.D., J.D. Licensed Psychologist Attorney & Counselor at Law 609 Peninsula Boulevard, Woodmere, NY 11598 999 Central Avenue--Suite 102, Woodmere, NY 11598 Voice: (516) 791-1438; Fax: (800) 441-9772; E-mail: scroppooptonline.net Warning: The information contained in this electronic mail message is intended only for the personal and confidential use of the designated recipient(s) named above. This message may be an attorney-client communication, may be protected by the work product doctrine, and may be subject to a protective order. As such, this message is privileged and confidential. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or an agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, this electronic communication was delivered to you in error and any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify Dr. Scroppo immediately by telephone and e-mail and destroy any and all copies of this message in your possession (whether hard copies or electronically stored copies). Although this e-mail may provide information concerning legal issues, such information is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. This e-mail does not constitute the rendering of legal services or advice and does not create any attorney-client relationship between you and Dr. Joe Scroppo. Dr. Scroppo assumes no responsibility for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information in this e-mail. From: Rebecca Robuck Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 10:31 AM To: child-maltreatment-research-llist.cornell.edu Subject: Teachers as perpetrators of child abuse We are interested in understanding whether school teachers can be considered perpetrators of child abuse and neglect in your states. Since all states are so different, we would appreciate any information you have on how your state approaches this issue. Specifically, if teachers are cannot be considered perpetrators of child abuse and neglect, are they treated like any other (non-perpetrator) citizen who "abuses" a child in these states that don't appear to include them as perpetrators? Stated differently, would teachers be subject only to criminal investigation (i.e., only investigated under the crimes code for child endangerment or assault, and not investigated by CPS or noted as a perpetrator in the child abuse registry)? If teachers are treated differently in any way than non-perpetrators, then we'd like to know what that standard is — whether that be labeled "institutional abuse," "student abuse," or some other type. Any insight you might have on this issue would be extremely helpful. Many thanks, Rebecca M. Robuck Senior Associate ChildFocus, Inc. 202.417.1001 www.childfocuspartners.com rebeccachildfocuspartners.com