Friday, October 4, 2013

Minnesota Child Maltreatment Screening Guidelines


Minnesota Child Maltreatment 
Screening Guidelines

IMMINENT DANGER IS DESCRIBED AS NEAR A POOL UNATTENDED IN A FULL BATH TUB UNATTENDED. WOOPS SALLY SCHROER 
I AM GUESSING BABYPROOF ROOM CLEAN AND PEOPLE RIGHT UPSTAIRS IF THE BOYS NEEDED TO GET SISTER OUT OF HER CHAIR. THEN MOM WAS ONLY ABSENT FOR A MATTER OF MINUTES AND WOULD HAVE LIKELY BEEN AVAILABLE IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. AFTER ALL SHE DID WALK IN ON A SOCIAL WORKER WHO ILLEGALLY ENTERED HER HOME TO ABDUCT CHILDREN TO FILL AN ORDER FOR TONY AND MELISSA DOBMEIER

Quite often, the role of poverty
is not understood at the time a report is made, and is established later during the assessment or investigation phase. When it is determined that reports of neglect are based solely on conditions due to poverty, a finding of maltreatment should not be made.


Screeners and persons who conduct assessments or investigations
shall take into account accepted child-rearing practices of the culture in which a child
participates that are not injurious to a child’s health, welfare and safety. [M.S. 626.556,
subd. 2 (o)]

BABY PROOF ROOM FOR  WHILE OTHER PEOPLE ARE IN THE SAME HOUSE FOR 15 MINUTES..... MOTHER WAS DETAINED BY PO;LICE OFFICER FOR 5 EXTRA MINUTES OUTSIDE. HAD THERE NOT BEEN AN ILLEGAL ENTRY AND OFFICER NOT DETAINED HER IT WOULD HAVE BEEN UNDER 15 MINUTES.

3 SICK KIDS AND NO PHONE SHE NEEDS TO CALL SCHOOL TO LET THEM KNOW THE KIDS ARE SICK. POVERTY AND SINGLE PARENT SHE DOES NOT WANT TO DRAG ALL THREE KIDS OUT OR EXPOSE THE SICK KIDS TO HER NEIGHBORS CHILDREN.

I. Failure to Provide Necessary Supervision or Child Care Arrangements [M.S. 626.556,
subd. 2 (f) (3)]
Failure to provide for necessary supervision or child care arrangements occurs when a
child is unable to provide for their own basic needs or safety, or the basic needs or
safety of another child in their care. [M.S. 626.556, subd. 2 (3)]

1. Modifying factors affecting screening decisions include: 

 A child’s age, mental ability and maturity level.
 The accessibility of the parent/guardian/or designated caretaker to a child
by phone and/or in person.
 The presence of intellectual deficits, psychological problems, or mental health
concerns; the existence of physical problems or disabilities.
 The behavioral history of a child, including suicidal thoughts or actions, fire
setting, delinquency, vandalism or assault.
 A child’s age, if using the kitchen stove, an iron or other appliance.
 The establishment of a well understood escape plan that has been worked out
by the parent(s), or fire drill practice that has been rehearsed with a child. The
presence of a working fire/smoke detector in the home.
 The presence of unusual hazards in the home. 17
 A child feeling confident and safe when left alone.

15 MINUTES IN A BABY PROOF ROOM OTHER PEOPLE UPSTAIRS 
NO IMMINENT DANGER WHEN MALTREATMENT IS MEASURED IN HOURS FOR FOUR YEAR OLDS