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Message ID: 9386
Date: 2013-03-04

Author:D Houston

Subject:Re: Poverty rates and race

Does anyone know if there are studies that compare foster care entry rates from low income communities with primarily Caucasian populations (eg. rural, Appalachian) vs low income communities with a majority African American, Latino, or American Indian populations? On 2/27/2013 9:40 PM, Peggy Taylor wrote: > There is clearly a strong relationship between poverty and out of home > placement. How much do we know about the extent to which a family's > ability to pay for private legal representation influences the > likelihood of an out of home placement following a child welfare referral? > > On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Chaffin, Mark J. (HSC) > > wrote: > > This table is from our n=2175 study of families in home based > services. So, its not the entire child welfare population. > However, it does illustrate one interesting phenomenon. That is > that income disparities in the general population are less evident > in the child welfare population. A substantial majority of child > welfare families are poor, across ethnic groups.____ > > __ __ > > MC____ > > __ __ > > __ __ > > __ __ > > *Demo 11 race * Below 2009 U.S. federal poverty line based on income > and number supported Crosstabulation*____ > > __ __ > > > > Below 2009 U.S. federal poverty line based on income and number > supported____ > > > > Total____ > > .00____ > > > > 1.00____ > > Demo 11 race____ > > > > African American____ > > > > Count____ > > > > 25____ > > > > 156____ > > > > 181____ > > % within Demo 11 race____ > > > > 13.8%____ > > > > 86.2%____ > > > > 100.0%____ > > American Indian, Native American____ > > > > Count____ > > > > 65____ > > > > 252____ > > > > 317____ > > % within Demo 11 race____ > > > > 20.5%____ > > > > 79.5%____ > > > > 100.0%____ > > Asian American____ > > > > Count____ > > > > 4____ > > > > 4____ > > > > 8____ > > % within Demo 11 race____ > > > > 50.0%____ > > > > 50.0%____ > > > > 100.0%____ > > Hispanic American____ > > > > Count____ > > > > 14____ > > > > 81____ > > > > 95____ > > % within Demo 11 race____ > > > > 14.7%____ > > > > 85.3%____ > > > > 100.0%____ > > White, not Hispanic____ > > > > Count____ > > > > 238____ > > > > 1086____ > > > > 1324____ > > % within Demo 11 race____ > > > > 18.0%____ > > > > 82.0%____ > > > > 100.0%____ > > Other____ > > > > Count____ > > > > 8____ > > > > 37____ > > > > 45____ > > % within Demo 11 race____ > > > > 17.8%____ > > > > 82.2%____ > > > > 100.0%____ > > Total____ > > > > Count____ > > > > 354____ > > > > 1616____ > > > > 1970____ > > % within Demo 11 race____ > > > > 18.0%____ > > > > 82.0%____ > > > > 100.0%____ > > __ __ > > __ __ > > __ __ > > Mark Chaffin, PhD____ > > Professor of Pediatrics____ > > University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center____ > > P.O. Box 26901____ > > Oklahoma City, OK____ > > (405) 271-8858 ____ > > mark-chaffin@ouhsc.edu ____ > > __ __ > > /This message (including attachments) may contain information that > is privileged, confidential or protected from disclosure. If you are > not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that > dissemination, disclosure, copying, distribution or use of this > message or any information contained in it is strictly prohibited. > If you have received this message in error, please immediately > notify the sender by reply e-mail and delete this message from your > computer. Although we have taken steps to ensure that this e-mail > and attachments are free from any virus, we advise that in keeping > with good computing practice the recipient should ensure they are > actually virus free//. Illegitimi non carborundum//____/ > > __ __ > > __ __ > > __ __ > > *From:*Michael Durfee [mailto:michaeld55@aol.com > ] > *Sent:* Saturday, February 23, 2013 3:14 PM > *Subject:* RE: Poverty rates and race____ > > __ __ > > ____ > > __ __ > > This is from - http://www.childtrendsdatabank.org/?q=node/368 it > deserves more response from us. ____ > > __ __ > > Important question that receives little attention. Blacks die twice > as often as whites in the first year of life from many causes. Some > years I found the black infant homicide rate higher than that. My > career in public health included episodic training in “cultural > sensitivity”. That was of some value but incredibly incomplete for > addressing black infant homicide. ____ > > __ __ > > Do you have some references for the rest of us? ____ > > __ __ > > Michael ____ > > Michael Durfee MD____ > > ICAN National Center for Child Fatality Review____ > > Michaeld55@aol.com ____ > > __ __ > > *From:*bounce-75376014-27571402@list.cornell.edu > > [mailto:bounce-75376014-27571402@list.cornell.edu] *On Behalf Of > *Jane Marshall > *Sent:* Friday, February 22, 2013 1:59 PM > *To:* Child Maltreatment Researchers > *Subject:* Poverty rates and race____ > > __ __ > > Could anyone offer some information on the following:____ > > __ __ > > Poverty rates of black child welfare youth? Poverty rates of white > child welfare youth?____ > > __ __ > > Poverty rates of black delinquent youth? Poverty rates of white > delinquent youth?____ > > __ __ > > While research shows that a high percentage of youth involved with > the child welfare and juvenile justice system are extremely poor, I > wonder whether black CW and black delinquent youth are any more poor > than white CW and delinquent youth.____ > > __ __ > > Thanks for your help,____ > > Jane____ > > > ____ > > __ __ > > -- > Jane Marie Marshall, PhD____ > > Post Doctoral Research Associate____ > > University of Minnesota____ > > School of Social Work____ > > http://www.cehd.umn.edu/SSW/g-s/____ > > -- Doris M. Houston, Ph.D. Associate Professor, School of Social Work Associate Director, Center for Adoption Studies Illinois State University 203 Rachel Cooper Campus Box 4650 Normal, Illinois 61790 217-377-1350 (cell)

Does anyone know if there are studies that compare foster care entry rates from low income communities with primarily Caucasian populations (eg. rural, Appalachian) vs low income communities with a majority African American, Latino, or American Indian populations? On 2/27/2013 9:40 PM, Peggy Taylor wrote: > There is clearly a strong relationship between poverty and out of home > placement. How much do we know about the extent to which a family's > ability to pay for private legal representation influences the > likelihood of an out of home placement following a child welfare referral? > > On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Chaffin, Mark J. (HSC) > > wrote: > > This table is from our n=2175 study of families in home based > services. So, its not the entire child welfare population. > However, it does illustrate one interesting phenomenon. That is > that income disparities in the general population are less evident > in the child welfare population. A substantial majority of child > welfare families are poor, across ethnic groups.____ > > __ __ > > MC____ > > __ __ > > __ __ > > __ __ > > *Demo 11 race * Below 2009 U.S. federal poverty line based on income > and number supported Crosstabulation*____ > > __ __ > > > > Below 2009 U.S. federal poverty line based on income and number > supported____ > > > > Total____ > > .00____ > > > > 1.00____ > > Demo 11 race____ > > > > African American____ > > > > Count____ > > > > 25____ > > > > 156____ > > > > 181____ > > % within Demo 11 race____ > > > > 13.8%____ > > > > 86.2%____ > > > > 100.0%____ > > American Indian, Native American____ > > > > Count____ > > > > 65____ > > > > 252____ > > > > 317____ > > % within Demo 11 race____ > > > > 20.5%____ > > > > 79.5%____ > > > > 100.0%____ > > Asian American____ > > > > Count____ > > > > 4____ > > > > 4____ > > > > 8____ > > % within Demo 11 race____ > > > > 50.0%____ > > > > 50.0%____ > > > > 100.0%____ > > Hispanic American____ > > > > Count____ > > > > 14____ > > > > 81____ > > > > 95____ > > % within Demo 11 race____ > > > > 14.7%____ > > > > 85.3%____ > > > > 100.0%____ > > White, not Hispanic____ > > > > Count____ > > > > 238____ > > > > 1086____ > > > > 1324____ > > % within Demo 11 race____ > > > > 18.0%____ > > > > 82.0%____ > > > > 100.0%____ > > Other____ > > > > Count____ > > > > 8____ > > > > 37____ > > > > 45____ > > % within Demo 11 race____ > > > > 17.8%____ > > > > 82.2%____ > > > > 100.0%____ > > Total____ > > > > Count____ > > > > 354____ > > > > 1616____ > > > > 1970____ > > % within Demo 11 race____ > > > > 18.0%____ > > > > 82.0%____ > > > > 100.0%____ > > __ __ > > __ __ > > __ __ > > Mark Chaffin, PhD____ > > Professor of Pediatrics____ > > University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center____ > > P.O. Box 26901____ > > Oklahoma City, OK____ > > (405) 271-8858 ____ > > mark-chaffinouhsc.edu ____ > > __ __ > > /This message (including attachments) may contain information that > is privileged, confidential or protected from disclosure. If you are > not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that > dissemination, disclosure, copying, distribution or use of this > message or any information contained in it is strictly prohibited. > If you have received this message in error, please immediately > notify the sender by reply e-mail and delete this message from your > computer. Although we have taken steps to ensure that this e-mail > and attachments are free from any virus, we advise that in keeping > with good computing practice the recipient should ensure they are > actually virus free//. Illegitimi non carborundum//____/ > > __ __ > > __ __ > > __ __ > > *From:*Michael Durfee [mailto:michaeld55aol.com > ] > *Sent:* Saturday, February 23, 2013 3:14 PM > *Subject:* RE: Poverty rates and race____ > > __ __ > > ____ > > __ __ > > This is from - http://www.childtrendsdatabank.org/?q=node/368 it > deserves more response from us. ____ > > __ __ > > Important question that receives little attention. Blacks die twice > as often as whites in the first year of life from many causes. Some > years I found the black infant homicide rate higher than that. My > career in public health included episodic training in “cultural > sensitivity”. That was of some value but incredibly incomplete for > addressing black infant homicide. ____ > > __ __ > > Do you have some references for the rest of us? ____ > > __ __ > > Michael ____ > > Michael Durfee MD____ > > ICAN National Center for Child Fatality Review____ > > Michaeld55aol.com ____ > > __ __ > > *From:*bounce-75376014-27571402list.cornell.edu > > [mailto:bounce-75376014-27571402list.cornell.edu] *On Behalf Of > *Jane Marshall > *Sent:* Friday, February 22, 2013 1:59 PM > *To:* Child Maltreatment Researchers > *Subject:* Poverty rates and race____ > > __ __ > > Could anyone offer some information on the following:____ > > __ __ > > Poverty rates of black child welfare youth? Poverty rates of white > child welfare youth?____ > > __ __ > > Poverty rates of black delinquent youth? Poverty rates of white > delinquent youth?____ > > __ __ > > While research shows that a high percentage of youth involved with > the child welfare and juvenile justice system are extremely poor, I > wonder whether black CW and black delinquent youth are any more poor > than white CW and delinquent youth.____ > > __ __ > > Thanks for your help,____ > > Jane____ > > > ____ > > __ __ > > -- > Jane Marie Marshall, PhD____ > > Post Doctoral Research Associate____ > > University of Minnesota____ > > School of Social Work____ > > http://www.cehd.umn.edu/SSW/g-s/____ > > -- Doris M. Houston, Ph.D. Associate Professor, School of Social Work Associate Director, Center for Adoption Studies Illinois State University 203 Rachel Cooper Campus Box 4650 Normal, Illinois 61790 217-377-1350 (cell)