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Message ID: 9651
Date: 2014-05-06

Author:Andrea Sedlak

Subject:RE: child maltreatment investigations

Thanks, Diane, I thought about mentioning that, but didn’t because Aron said they’re looking for families/children that WERE reported to CPS and should have been investigated but weren’t. In the NIS, we have no information about whether the community professionals did or didn’t report to CPS. Discussion around that table points out that CPS agencies would have investigated those children if they were following the screening criteria they described to us during in-depth interviews with the screening supervisors. We’ve considered that the findings indicate the potential scope of nonreporting to CPS, but there is certainly room to argue that they may partly reflect CPS agencies not investigating qualifying cases. Andrea (NIS-4 Project Director) ______________________________________________ Andrea J. Sedlak, Ph.D. Vice President Westat, Inc. 1600 Research Blvd. RW2520 Rockville, MD 20850 (301) 251-4211 fax: (301) 315-5934 andreasedlak@westat.com From: bounce-115189049-42416177@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-115189049-42416177@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of diane wach Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 1:17 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: child maltreatment investigations Aron, The NIS-4 Report to Congress (available from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/resource/fourth-national-incidence-study-of-child-abuse-and-neglect-nis-4-report-to) provides information on the Uninvestigated Maltreated Children in the Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect Whom CPS Probably Would Investigate According to Agencies’ Screening Criteria. See section 8.3 - Investigation Patterns Related to CPS Screening Policies (page 8-24) for more information. -diane Diane Wach, MA, MSEd, LPC dianewach.weebly.com Research Analyst Doctoral Student in Human Development National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research College of Human Ecology Cornell University 607.255.2543 On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 10:26 PM, Aron Shlonsky > wrote: Hi all, We are looking for any reports or articles that discuss the rate at which families who are reported for maltreatment AND meet their jurisdictional criteria for investigation are actually investigated for child maltreatment (or at least the children are physically seen by a child protection worker). Again, not looking for the rate that reports are investigated. Looking for the rate that reports that should be investigated actually are investigated. Any help would be much appreciated! Aron Shlonsky, MSW, MPH, PhD Professor of Evidence-Informed Practice Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences University of Melbourne Victoria 3010 Australia +61 3 9035 9754 aron.shlonsky@unimelb.edu.au

Thanks, Diane, I thought about mentioning that, but didn’t because Aron said they’re looking for families/children that WERE reported to CPS and should have been investigated but weren’t. In the NIS, we have no information about whether the community professionals did or didn’t report to CPS. Discussion around that table points out that CPS agencies would have investigated those children if they were following the screening criteria they described to us during in-depth interviews with the screening supervisors. We’ve considered that the findings indicate the potential scope of nonreporting to CPS, but there is certainly room to argue that they may partly reflect CPS agencies not investigating qualifying cases. Andrea (NIS-4 Project Director) ______________________________________________ Andrea J. Sedlak, Ph.D. Vice President Westat, Inc. 1600 Research Blvd. RW2520 Rockville, MD 20850 (301) 251-4211 fax: (301) 315-5934 andreasedlakwestat.com From: bounce-115189049-42416177list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-115189049-42416177list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of diane wach Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 1:17 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: child maltreatment investigations Aron, The NIS-4 Report to Congress (available from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/resource/fourth-national-incidence-study-of-child-abuse-and-neglect-nis-4-report-to) provides information on the Uninvestigated Maltreated Children in the Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect Whom CPS Probably Would Investigate According to Agencies’ Screening Criteria. See section 8.3 - Investigation Patterns Related to CPS Screening Policies (page 8-24) for more information. -diane Diane Wach, MA, MSEd, LPC dianewach.weebly.com Research Analyst Doctoral Student in Human Development National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research College of Human Ecology Cornell University 607.255.2543 On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 10:26 PM, Aron Shlonsky > wrote: Hi all, We are looking for any reports or articles that discuss the rate at which families who are reported for maltreatment AND meet their jurisdictional criteria for investigation are actually investigated for child maltreatment (or at least the children are physically seen by a child protection worker). Again, not looking for the rate that reports are investigated. Looking for the rate that reports that should be investigated actually are investigated. Any help would be much appreciated! Aron Shlonsky, MSW, MPH, PhD Professor of Evidence-Informed Practice Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences University of Melbourne Victoria 3010 Australia +61 3 9035 9754 aron.shlonskyunimelb.edu.au