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Message ID: 9452
Date: 2013-07-15

Author:Rich Gehrman

Subject:Research on multiple maltreatment reports

We are interested in research and practice related to multiple reports of child maltreatment, particularly: 1. Is there research on the number of times children are reported compared to how often they are screened in for an assessment or investigation? What do we know about the relationship between multiple reports of maltreatment and the likelihood that abuse or neglect is occurring? 2. Are there counties or states that keep this information as a performance metric? For example one Minnesota county produces a report showing the number of children reported 25 times, 24 times… 1 time. 3. Is there research or are there policies and practices in place to evaluate when a series of reports may require an assessment or investigation even though individual reports may not rise to that level? For example state statute in Minnesota specifies a child protection response for a pattern of emotional abuse or neglect that may not be evident from any single report. 4. Is there research or are there policies/practices to evaluate maltreatment reports based on who is reporting them? For example several reports from a single person such as a non-custodial parent may be weighed differently than reports from different sources, such as a mandated reporter, a family member, and a neighbor. Thanks to all for any guidance you have on this topic. Rich Gehrman Rich Gehrman Executive Director Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota www.safepassagemn.org (651) 303-3209 gehrm001@umn.edu

We are interested in research and practice related to multiple reports of child maltreatment, particularly: 1. Is there research on the number of times children are reported compared to how often they are screened in for an assessment or investigation? What do we know about the relationship between multiple reports of maltreatment and the likelihood that abuse or neglect is occurring? 2. Are there counties or states that keep this information as a performance metric? For example one Minnesota county produces a report showing the number of children reported 25 times, 24 times… 1 time. 3. Is there research or are there policies and practices in place to evaluate when a series of reports may require an assessment or investigation even though individual reports may not rise to that level? For example state statute in Minnesota specifies a child protection response for a pattern of emotional abuse or neglect that may not be evident from any single report. 4. Is there research or are there policies/practices to evaluate maltreatment reports based on who is reporting them? For example several reports from a single person such as a non-custodial parent may be weighed differently than reports from different sources, such as a mandated reporter, a family member, and a neighbor. Thanks to all for any guidance you have on this topic. Rich Gehrman Rich Gehrman Executive Director Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota www.safepassagemn.org (651) 303-3209 gehrm001umn.edu