Reporting Maltreatment to Child Protective Services in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence Research.

Academic Article


  • Given the overlap between intimate partner violence (IPV) and child maltreatment, IPV-exposed child participants in research might disclose instances of child maltreatment. Such disclosures might require researchers to report the maltreatment to child protective services (CPS). However, the literature provides minimal guidance on how to navigate the complex challenges and ethical dilemmas around reporting in the context of research. To help address this gap and stimulate discussion regarding protocols and policies for reporting child maltreatment, this article presents a CPS reporting protocol developed as part of a community-engaged research project evaluating a parenting intervention for system-involved mothers experiencing IPV.
  • Authors

  • Rizo, Cynthia Fraga
  • O'Brien, Jennifer
  • Macy, Rebecca
  • Ermentrout, Dania
  • Lanier, Paul
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • February 2019
  • Keywords

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Child
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Protective Services
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Mass Screening
  • Research
  • Risk Management
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • child abuse
  • children exposed to domestic violence
  • domestic violence
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 29521193
  • Start Page

  • 131
  • End Page

  • 147
  • Volume

  • 25
  • Issue

  • 2