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Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) 1998

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) is a federally mandated data collection system intended to provide case specific information on all children covered by the protections of Title IV-B/E of the Social Security Act (Section 427). Under the final AFCARS rule, states are required to collect data on all adopted children who are placed by the state's child welfare agency or by private agencies under contract with the public child welfare...

National Survey of Current and Former Foster Parents, 1993

Ronna Cook
The purpose of the National Survey of Current and Former Foster Parents was to collect and analyze data from a nationally representative sample of current and former foster parents that would provide direction for future policy development. This study used a multistage stratified design where probability sampling was employed at each stage of the design. A mail/telephone survey was conducted of current and former foster parents in 16 counties in nine states. Based on lists...

National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) - Outcomes File, Cohort Age 17 in FY2020, Wave 1

The John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) was initiated in an effort to improve outcomes for youth in foster care who are likely to reach their 18th birthday without having found a permanent home. The program provides funding to states to develop and administer programs designed to help ease the transition from foster care to independence. The law that created CFCIP also required states to develop: 1) a system for tracking the services...

The National Survey on Child and Adolescent Well-being II (NSCAW II) Restricted Release, Waves 1-3

The second National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW II) is a longitudinal study intended to answer a range of fundamental questions about the well-being, functioning, service needs, and service use of children who come in contact with the child welfare system. The study is sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). It examines the well-being of children involved with child welfare agencies; captures...

AFCARS Foster Care File, 6-month periods (FY2010A - 2016B)

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) is a federally mandated data collection system intended to provide case specific information on all children covered by the protections of Title IV-B/E of the Social Security Act (Section 427). Under the final AFCARS rule, states are required to collect data on all adopted children who are placed by the state's child welfare agency or by private agencies under contract with the public child welfare...

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Agency File FFY 2015

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, Agency File (State Summary), FFY- 2015 dataset consists of State-specific data of all investigated reports of maltreatment to State child protective service agencies. The NCANDS is a federally-sponsored national data collection effort created for the purpose of tracking the volume and nature of child maltreatment reporting each year within the United States. These data are collected within the federal fiscal year (FFY October 1, 2014 - September...

National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) - Outcomes File, Cohort Age 17 in FY2011, Waves 1-3 (Complete)

The John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) was initiated in an effort to improve outcomes for youth in foster care who are likely to reach their 18th birthday without having found a permanent home. The program provides funding to states to develop and administer programs designed to help ease the transition from foster care to independence. The law that created CFCIP also required states to develop 1) a system for tracking the services...

Third National Juvenile Online Victimization Incidence Study (NJOV-3)

Janis Wolak, David Finkelhor & Kimberly J. Mitchell
The 3rd National Online Victimization Study (NJOV-3) is the third wave of a longitudinal study. Wave 1 (NJOV-1) pertained to arrests for technology-facilitated crimes (e.g., sex offenders using the Internet to meet minors, solicitations to undercover investigators posing online as minors, downloading of child pornography) that occurred between July 1, 2000 and June 30, 2001; Wave 2 (NJOV-2) pertained to arrests during 2006. NJOV-3 collected data about technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation crimes ending in arrest...

The Flint MDT Study (March 2014- January 2016)

Robin Pott
The Flint MDT Study is one of the projects of the the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in Child Welfare (QIC-ChildRep). The Study partnered with a group of five lawyers-guardian ad litem to observe and evaluate a multidisciplinary approach to representing children in child protection proceedings. The study provided the LGALs two social workers and randomly assigned cases to be either represented by the attorney/social worker team or by the attorney...

Sensitively Assessing Children's Testimonial Competence

Karen Saywitz
Most courts require that all witnesses take an oath, or at least "promise" to tell the truth when testifying. To appreciate the oath, a witness must understand the difference between truths and lies, as well as his or her obligation to tell the truth. The courts, therefore, routinely question child witnesses regarding their understanding of truth and lies before allowing them to testify. This research project examines the most sensitive means by which to measure...

Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visitation Programs to Prevent Child Maltreatment (EBHV)

Kimberly Boller, Deborah Daro, Patricia Del Grasso, Russell Cole, Diane Paulsell, Bonnie Hart, Brandon Coffee-Borden, Debra Strong & Margaret Hargreaves
In 2008, the Children’s Bureau (CB) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funded 17 cooperative agreements (subcontractors) to support the development of infrastructure needed for the high quality implementation of grantee-selected evidence-based home visitation programs to prevent child maltreatment. CB/ACF funded Mathematica Policy Research and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago to design and conduct a participatory and utilization-focused cross-site evaluation of the...

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Agency File FFY 2012

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, Agency File (State Summary), FFY- 2012 dataset consists of State-specific data of all investigated reports of maltreatment to State child protective service agencies. The NCANDS is a federally-sponsored national data collection effort created for the purpose of tracking the volume and nature of child maltreatment reporting each year within the United States. These data are collected within the federal fiscal year (FFY October 1, 2011 - September...

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Child File, 2003

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Child File dataset consists of child-specific data of all investigated reports of maltreatment to State child protective service agencies. The NCANDS is a federally-sponsored national data collection effort created for the purpose of tracking the volume and nature of child maltreatment reporting each year within the United States. The Child File is the case-level component of the NCANDS. There is also an NCANDS State-level component, known...

National Child Welfare Information Study (NCWIS)

Brian Deakins, Christine Leicht, Michael Long, Sharika Bhattacharya, Elizabeth Eaton, Dannele Ferreras, Katelyn Sedelmyer, Sarah Pfund & Christina Zdawcyzk
How we access information and use technology is rapidly changing. With so many ways to access an ever increasing amount of information, it is becoming increasingly difficult for information clearinghouses and technical assistance providers to be responsive to the needs and preferences of a diverse child welfare workforce and to get useful, trusted information into the hands of those who need it most. The Child Welfare Information Gateway, funded by the Children's Bureau, conducted a...

National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessment

Robin Leake, Shauna Rienks, Anna de Guzman, Amy S. He & Mary Jo Stahlschmidt
The growing complexities of child welfare work require the skills of a high-performing and effective workforce that not only has the competencies to do this difficult work, but the resiliency to thrive in a high-pressure agency environment. The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) is funded by the Children's Bureau to increase child welfare practice effectiveness through workforce systems development, organizational interventions, and change leadership. The data archived here come from the NCWWI Workforce Excellence...

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Combined Aggregate File (CAF) FFY 2004

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Combined Aggregate File (CAF) dataset consists of State-specific data of all investigated reports of maltreatment to State child protective service agencies. The NCANDS is a federally-sponsored national data collection effort created for the purpose of tracking the volume and nature of child maltreatment reporting each year within the United States. The CAF is the State-level component of the NCANDS that replaced the Summary Data Component (SDC)...

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Child File, FFY 2006

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Child File dataset consists of child-specific data of all investigated reports of maltreatment to State child protective service agencies. The NCANDS is a federally-sponsored national data collection effort created for the purpose of tracking the volume and nature of child maltreatment reporting each year within the United States. The Child File is the case-level component of the NCANDS. There is also an NCANDS State-level component, known...

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Adoption File 2008

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) is a federally mandated data collection system intended to provide case specific information on all children covered by the protections of Title IV-B/E of the Social Security Act (Section 427). Under the final AFCARS rule, states are required to collect data on all adopted children who are placed by the state's child welfare agency or by private agencies under contract with the public child welfare...

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Combined Aggregate File (CAF) FFY 2007

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Combined Aggregate File (CAF) dataset consists of State-specific data of all investigated reports of maltreatment to State child protective service agencies. The NCANDS is a federally-sponsored national data collection effort created for the purpose of tracking the volume and nature of child maltreatment reporting each year within the United States. The CAF is the State-level component of the NCANDS that replaced the Summary Data Component (SDC)...

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Foster Care File 2005

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) is a federally mandated data collection system intended to provide case specific information on all children covered by the protections of Title IV-B/E of the Social Security Act (Section 427). Under the final AFCARS rule, states are required to collect data on all adopted children who are placed by the state's child welfare agency or by private agencies under contract with the public child welfare...

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Agency File FFY 2017

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, Agency File (State Summary), FFY- 2017 dataset consists of State-specific data of all investigated reports of maltreatment to State child protective service agencies. The NCANDS is a federally-sponsored national data collection effort created for the purpose of tracking the volume and nature of child maltreatment reporting each year within the United States. These data are collected within the federal fiscal year (FFY October 1 – September 30)...

Maltreatment and the Academic and Social Adjustment of School Children, 1987-1988

John Eckenrode & John Doris
This study examined the effects of child abuse and neglect on academic achievement and social adjustment in the school setting. The data were derived from a population of 8600 children attending public schools (grades K to 12) in a small city in New York State between 1987 and 1988. From this population of children, 1239 were found to have been substantiated victims of abuse or neglect on at least one occasion. A stratified sampling procedure...

Third National Incidence Study on Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-3)

Andrea Sedlak, Irene Hantman & Dana Schultz
The National Incidence Study (NIS) is a congressionally mandated, periodic effort of the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN). The third NIS (NIS-3) was conducted between 1993 and 1995, and published in 1996. NIS-3 had several objectives: To provide current estimates of the incidence of child abuse and neglect in the US and measure changes in these estimates from earlier studies. To examine the distribution of child maltreatment in relation to various demographic...

Targeted Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Methamphetamine or Other Substance Abuse: September 30, 2007, to September 30, 2012 (RPG-1)

Nancy K. Young, Ken DeCerchio & Chad Rodi
During the first year of the RPG Program, HHS, with Office of Management and Budget approval, developed a web-based RPG Data Collection and Reporting System to compile the performance measure data across all 53 grantees. Grantees began submitting case-level child and adult data to the RPG Data System in December 2008 and then uploaded their latest cumulative data files in December and June of each program year. Grantees' final data upload was in December 2012....

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Adoption File 2013

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) is a federally mandated data collection system intended to provide case specific information on all children covered by the protections of Title IV-B/E of the Social Security Act (Section 427). Under the final AFCARS rule, states are required to collect data on all adopted children who are placed by the state's child welfare agency or by private agencies under contract with the public child welfare...

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