A Longitudinal Causal Analysis of Impact Made by Collaborative Engagement and Service Receipt on Likelihood of Substantiated Re-Report
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.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Cheng, Tyrone and Lo, Celia C., "A Longitudinal Causal Analysis of Impact Made by Collaborative Engagement and Service Receipt on Likelihood of Substantiated Re-Report" (2015). Department of Social Work and Child Advocacy Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 6.