A Longitudinal Causal Analysis of Impact Made by Collaborative Engagement and Service Receipt on Likelihood of Substantiated Re-Report

Tyrone Cheng, Celia C. Lo

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Abstract

In a temporal-ordering causal analysis, we explored impacts of parent’s receipt of services and caseworker–parent collaborative engagement on substantiated child maltreatment re-report. Our sample of 2,368 parents came from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being. Using generalized estimating equations, we found likelihood of substantiated re-report to drop significantly in association with collaborative engagement, length of current in-home spell, and family income. In turn, parental alcohol dependence, initial substantiated sexual maltreatment, and prior in-home spells were linked to increased likelihood. Practice implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-267
Number of pages10
JournalChild Maltreatment
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2015

Keywords

  • Child Welfare Services
  • longitudinal research
  • repeat victimization
  • substance abuse

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