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ERIC Number: EJ1061332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1532-8759
Child Maltreatment Reporting by Educational Personnel: Implications for Racial Disproportionality in the Child Welfare System
Krase, Kathryn Suzanne
Children & Schools, v37 n2 p89-99 Apr 2015
African American children are disproportionally overrepresented in the U.S. child protection system. Because educational personnel are a significant source of reports of suspected child maltreatment across the country and in all states, the present study examines the impact of these reports on racial disproportionality and disparity at the national, state, and local levels, with an examination of New York State specifically. Geographic information systems technology is used to report differences in county-level experiences through maps. This study's findings highlight that racial disproportionality and disparity in reporting by educational personnel exist at the national level and significantly differ within a state. These findings demand that efforts to address racially disproportionate and disparate reporting should be tailored to local experiences, and highlight the importance of involvement of school personnel, including school social workers, in these efforts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York