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Message ID: 9679
Date: 2014-07-24

Author:WILLIAM MALCOHM MCGUIGAN

Subject:Re: Research on underrepresentation of populations and insular communities

Debra, Another group to consider is the Amish and Plain Anabaptists. I have an article in review on incest in an Amish community and I am aware of the many barriers researchers face when trying to gather data from this group. I am also familiar with some of the challenges human service workers face when trying to provide services. William McGuigan, PhD Pennsylvania State University - Shenango Campus ________________________________ From: "Debra Schilling Wolfe" To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers" Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:54:37 PM Subject: Re: Research on underrepresentation of populations and insular communities Claudette, That might be very helpful. I would be very interested in learning more about your work. It seems that the literature is a bit thin on this issue. What we are trying to get at are the incidence of and barriers to specific ethnic cultures and insular communities not being reported to the child welfare system or otherwise engaged in child welfare services. Research seems to be focused on disproportionality from the perspective of overrepresentation of minorities. We know anecdotally that there are groups that do not seek services outside of their own communities yet child abuse and neglect does indeed exist. We are trying to identify any research in this area, on both the incidence as well as any efforts that have been made to engage these groups in the child welfare system. Thank you. Debra Schilling Wolfe Executive Director Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research University of Pennsylvania 3815 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.573.5442 www.fieldcenteratpenn.org Protecting Children - Preserving Dreams From: Claudette Grinnell-Davis > Reply-To: Child Maltreatment Researchers > Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6:24 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers > Subject: Re: Research on underrepresentation of populations and insular communities Debra: I've begun work on Muslim communities, child welfare system involvement, and family preservation issues. I know a bit more than the average about this group. Is this one of the groups/communities you're interested in? -- Claudette L. Grinnell-Davis, PhD, MS, MSW, MTS Assistant Professor, Grace Abbott School of Social Work University of Nebraska - Omaha 6001 Dodge St. CPACS 206 Omaha, NE 68182 cgrinnelldavis@unomaha.edu On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 12:10 PM, Debra Schilling Wolfe > wrote: Does anyone know of research that has looked at underrepresentation in the child welfare system of specific populations, cultures and/or insular communities? We are also interested in research that looks at cultural barriers to reporting, strategies to engage such groups, and outcome evaluations of any interventions. Thank you. Debra Schilling Wolfe Executive Director Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research University of Pennsylvania 3815 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.573.5442 www.fieldcenteratpenn.org Protecting Children - Preserving Dreams -- Claudette L. Grinnell-Davis, MTS, MSW, PhD Candidate Joint Program in Social Work and Social Science (Psychology) University of Michigan 1080 S. University Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 clynngd@umich.edu 616.893.6845 (cell)

Debra, Another group to consider is the Amish and Plain Anabaptists. I have an article in review on incest in an Amish community and I am aware of the many barriers researchers face when trying to gather data from this group. I am also familiar with some of the challenges human service workers face when trying to provide services. William McGuigan, PhD Pennsylvania State University - Shenango Campus ________________________________ From: "Debra Schilling Wolfe" To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers" Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:54:37 PM Subject: Re: Research on underrepresentation of populations and insular communities Claudette, That might be very helpful. I would be very interested in learning more about your work. It seems that the literature is a bit thin on this issue. What we are trying to get at are the incidence of and barriers to specific ethnic cultures and insular communities not being reported to the child welfare system or otherwise engaged in child welfare services. Research seems to be focused on disproportionality from the perspective of overrepresentation of minorities. We know anecdotally that there are groups that do not seek services outside of their own communities yet child abuse and neglect does indeed exist. We are trying to identify any research in this area, on both the incidence as well as any efforts that have been made to engage these groups in the child welfare system. Thank you. Debra Schilling Wolfe Executive Director Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research University of Pennsylvania 3815 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.573.5442 www.fieldcenteratpenn.org Protecting Children - Preserving Dreams From: Claudette Grinnell-Davis > Reply-To: Child Maltreatment Researchers > Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6:24 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers > Subject: Re: Research on underrepresentation of populations and insular communities Debra: I've begun work on Muslim communities, child welfare system involvement, and family preservation issues. I know a bit more than the average about this group. Is this one of the groups/communities you're interested in? -- Claudette L. Grinnell-Davis, PhD, MS, MSW, MTS Assistant Professor, Grace Abbott School of Social Work University of Nebraska - Omaha 6001 Dodge St. CPACS 206 Omaha, NE 68182 cgrinnelldavisunomaha.edu On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 12:10 PM, Debra Schilling Wolfe > wrote: Does anyone know of research that has looked at underrepresentation in the child welfare system of specific populations, cultures and/or insular communities? We are also interested in research that looks at cultural barriers to reporting, strategies to engage such groups, and outcome evaluations of any interventions. Thank you. Debra Schilling Wolfe Executive Director Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research University of Pennsylvania 3815 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.573.5442 www.fieldcenteratpenn.org Protecting Children - Preserving Dreams -- Claudette L. Grinnell-Davis, MTS, MSW, PhD Candidate Joint Program in Social Work and Social Science (Psychology) University of Michigan 1080 S. University Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 clynngdumich.edu 616.893.6845 (cell)