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Message ID: 9680
Date: 2014-07-24

Author:Barbara Lee

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

Debra, My colleagues and I recently published a study regarding Asian (Chinese and South-East Asian) children and families involved in the Canadian child welfare system: Lee, B., Rha, W., & Fallon, B. (2014). Physical abuse and Asian families in the Canadian child welfare system. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 23(5), 532-551. The Asian population is underrepresented in the child welfare system compared to its representation in the general population, but overrepresented in the child welfare system when physical abuse is considered. The article describes the case characteristics and short-term service outcomes of substantiated physical abuse investigations involving Asian versus non-Asian families involved in the Canadian child welfare system. I am currently conducting further research to examine Asian children and families longitudinally as they enter and exit the child welfare system. If you would like more information or discussion, please feel free to contact me. Barbara Lee -------------------- Barbara Lee, MSW, PhD Candidate Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work University of Toronto 246 Bloor Street West Toronto Ontario email: Barbara.Lee@utoronto.ca ________________________________ From: bounce-117576186-10841062@list.cornell.edu [bounce-117576186-10841062@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Debra Schilling Wolfe [dwolfe@sp2.upenn.edu] Sent: July-23-14 12:54 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers 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, My colleagues and I recently published a study regarding Asian (Chinese and South-East Asian) children and families involved in the Canadian child welfare system: Lee, B., Rha, W., & Fallon, B. (2014). Physical abuse and Asian families in the Canadian child welfare system. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 23(5), 532-551. The Asian population is underrepresented in the child welfare system compared to its representation in the general population, but overrepresented in the child welfare system when physical abuse is considered. The article describes the case characteristics and short-term service outcomes of substantiated physical abuse investigations involving Asian versus non-Asian families involved in the Canadian child welfare system. I am currently conducting further research to examine Asian children and families longitudinally as they enter and exit the child welfare system. If you would like more information or discussion, please feel free to contact me. Barbara Lee -------------------- Barbara Lee, MSW, PhD Candidate Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work University of Toronto 246 Bloor Street West Toronto Ontario email: Barbara.Leeutoronto.ca ________________________________ From: bounce-117576186-10841062list.cornell.edu [bounce-117576186-10841062list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Debra Schilling Wolfe [dwolfesp2.upenn.edu] Sent: July-23-14 12:54 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers 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)