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Developmental Victimization Survey (DVS), 2002-2003

Heather Turner & David Finkelhor
The Developmental Victimization Survey (DVS), was designed to obtain one-year incidence estimates of a comprehensive range of childhood victimizations across gender, race, and developmental stage. Conducted between December 2002, and February 2003, it assessed the experiences of a nationally representative sample of children age 2-17 living in the contiguous United States.The sample selection procedures were based on a list-assisted random digit dial (RDD) telephone survey design. A short interview was conducted with an adult caregiver...

Factors that Influence the Decision Not to Substantiate a CPS Referral

Diana English, Sherry C. Brummel, J. Christopher Graham & Laura K. Coghlan
This federally-funded study examined factors that influenced the decision not to substantiate a child protective services (CPS) referral after a child protective services investigation in Washington State. The study was conducted in three distinct phases. Phase I: Child Protective Record Review consisted of a review of administrative records. Records were extracted from the state child protective database (CAMIS) and a rich dataset of child, family and allegation variables was created. The variables include demographic information,...

An Ecological Developmental Perspective on the Consequences of Child Maltreatment (1995-1996)

Dante Cicchetti, Jody Manly & Michael Lynch
Cicchetti, Lynch, and Manly used the ecological-transactional model of child development to inform a three-part investigation of the links among child maltreatment, environmental conditions, and developmental outcomes. In the first part of the research, the investigators examined the links between community violence, domestic violence, and poverty and the multiple dimensions of child maltreatment assessed by the investigators’ classification system. In the second part of the research, the investigators examined the links between child maltreatment and...

Substantiation of Child Abuse and Neglect Reports, 1985

John Eckenrode & John Doris
This study identifies factors that significantly increase or decrease the likelihood that a child maltreatment report will be substantiated once an investigation occurs. A specific concern of the study was to investigate the size and nature of the difference in substantiation rates for reports originating from professional sources mandated by law to report suspected cases of child maltreatment compared to reports from non-professional sources, such as relatives and neighbors. A representative sample of 796 sexual...

Contact After Adoption or Guardianship: Child Welfare Agency and Family Interactions

Nancy Rolock, Kevin White, Heather Ringeisen, Rose Domanico, Rong Bai & Leyla Stambaugh
The purpose of the Understanding Postadoption and Guardianship Instability for Children and Youth Who Exit Foster Care project is to examine rates of instability, factors associated with instability, and the supports and resources that promote post-permanency stability. Ultimately, the project aims to support efforts to build the capacity of federal, state, and local agencies to get accurate information about instability for children who exit foster care to adoption or guardianship. In order to examine these...

Mental Health Service Use Of Youth Leaving Foster Care (Voyages) 2001-2003

Curtis McMillen, Lionel Scott & Wendy Fran Auslander
The study was funded to explore the changes in mental health service use as older youth leave the foster care system. The data, however, examine many parameters of the lives of older youth in the foster care system, from their perspective. Four-hundred six youth in the Missouri foster care system were interviewed in person near their 17th birthday. They were re-interviewed when possible every three months until their 19th birthday. Eighty percent of the youth...

Comparing Policy and Demographic Environments Across States

Mary Hansen & Michael Dineen
Child Welfare Policies and Demographic Characteristics: A Compilation of State-Level Data is a suite of datasets gathered from various sources. All datasets in this suite contain information about states. It is intended to be a resource for researchers doing policy studies in the areas of foster care, adoption, and child abuse, and is intended as a supplement to the AFCARS and NCANDS datasets. It consists of five studies, their data, and final reports (if any).The...

Social Relationships of Physically Abused Schoolchildren

Suzanne Salzinger, Richard Feldman & Daisy Ng-Mak
This study examined the social relationships and behavior of physically abused schoolchildren. Its emphasis on peer relationships was based on the fact that abused children’s basic socializing and support system -- their relationship with family -- was expected to be damaged and give rise to internalizing and externalizing problems. Their peer networks therefore were expected to play a disproportionate role in their adaptive functioning in many domains of development. Family relationships, operating through social learning...

Cross Site Evaluation – Quality Improvement Center for Differential Response (QIC-DR)

Lisa Merkel-Holguin, Ying-Ying T. Yuan, Keri Jowers, Dana Hollinshead, John Fluke & Amy Hahn
Differential response (DR) is a variation of delivering child protective services (CPS), which includes at least two distinct pathways for responding to screened-in reports of child maltreatment: the investigative response (IR) and the alternative response (AR). DR is also sometimes used to refer to CPS systems that are comprised of only one pathway for responding to screened-in reports, namely IR, but includes a diversion component, which triages screened-out reports to community agencies. This dataset does...

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...

Study of Fathers' Involvement in Permanency Placement Planning and Child Welfare Casework (2004-2005)

Karin Malm, Robert T. Geen & Timothy Triplett
Most foster children are not living with their fathers at the time they are removed from their homes. While in foster care these children may experience even less contact with their nonresident fathers. This study examined child welfare practices with respect to identifying, locating, and involving fathers of children in foster care including whether child support resources were used. Local agency caseworkers were interviewed by phone about nearly 2,000 foster children in four study states....

Gallup Poll: Child Abuse Study, 1995

A nationwide random telephone survey of 1,000 households was conducted between August 15 and September 14,1995. The survey assessed parental attitudes regarding methods of discipline; agreement on discipline; fights between partners; child rearing; and childhood experience of punishment, abuse between parents, and sexual abuse. This survey represents the first national study assessing the validity and reliability of the Parent-Child version of the Conflict Tactics Scale as developed by Straus et al. The maximum margin of...

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