Re Entry Into The Child Protection System

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Re-Entry into the Child Protection System in Relation to Domestic Violence Allyson Messer Winona State University- Rochester August 2015 Author Note Allyson N. Messer, Department of Social Work, Winona State University-Rochester Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Allyson N. Messer, Department of Social Work, Winona State University-Rochester, 859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904 Contact: Amesser12@winona.edu Abstract The information collected for this research focuses on the re-entry of children into the child protection system for assessment in relation to being within sight or sound of intimate partner violence also referred to as domestic violence. The sample of this research is composed of a collection of 298 assessment reports, consisting of 429 individuals from Olmsted County Child and Family Services. The data collected was specific to assessments completed by the Domestic Violence Response Team, of Olmsted County, MN, a program cooperatively ran through Family Service Rochester and Olmsted County Child and Family Services. The hypothesis of this research was supported; the early intervention and work of the Domestic Violence Response Team minimizes the re-entry of children into the child protection system in regards to being within sight or sound of domestic violence. In later sections of this paper review of related literature regarding re-entry into child protection is reviewed, limitations and implications are
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