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Voluntary Cooperative Information System (VCIS) Multi-Year File (1982-1995)

Alexander F. Roehrkasse, Chiara Fontaine, LeAnn McDowall, Sarah Sernaker & Clayton C. Covington
The Voluntary Cooperative Information System (VCIS) compiled aggregate information about children who experienced substitute care in the United States between 1982 and 1995. Substitute care data were collected voluntarily by the American Public Welfare Association (APWA) from state agencies administering public child welfare programs. VCIS data are annual state-level counts of children entering, in, and exiting substitute care, tabulated by various child attributes such as age, sex, race/ethnicity, or duration of care. The VCIS therefore...

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis System (AFCARS) Adoption File

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) is a federally mandated data collection system that receives case-level information on all children in foster care and those who have been adopted with a state agency’s involvement and report this data to the Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families/Administration on Children Youth and Families/Children’s Bureau. From the Children’s Bureau, the data collected by AFCARS is submitted to the National Data...

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Foster Care File 2020

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) Child File (FY2020)

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 annual national data collection effort created for the purpose of tracking the volume and nature of child maltreatment reporting. The Child File is the case-level component of the NCANDS. There is also an NCANDS State-level component, known as the Agency File, but...

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Foster Care File 2018

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...

Understanding Post Adoption and Guardianship Instability for Children and Youth Who Exit Foster Care (PAGI): The NSCAW Adoption Study

Heather Ringeisen, Rose Domanico, Nancy Rolock, Kevin White, Stephen Tueller & Leyla Stambaugh
The purpose of the Understanding Postadoption and Guardianship Instability for Children and Youth Who Exit Foster Care (or PAGI) 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...

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, Detailed Case Data Component (NCANDS DCDC), 1995-1997

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) is a voluntary national data collection and analysis system created in response to the requirements of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. The NCANDS is implemented by Walter R. McDonald and Associates, Inc. and consists of two components. The Summary Data Component (SDC) is a compilation of key aggregate child abuse and neglect statistics from all States, including data on reports, investigations, victims, and perpetrators....

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), 1995

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...

Decision-making in Child Protective Services: A Study of Effectiveness, Phase I, 1997

Diana English
The study will examine the criteria used by CPS workers to determine the level of the risk/severity for different types of abuse, to assess the likelihood of recurrence, and to decide to substantiate. Criteria associated with placement during the investigation phase and postsubstantiation decisions regarding risk of imminent harm also will be examined. Researchers will identify criteria most closely associated with each decision point and will develop models for each type of decision under study....

Runaway and Homeless Youth Management Information System (1997)

Joe Buechler
It is estimated that over a million young people run away or become homeless each year. These youth face increasingly complex issues, including substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse, and AIDS. The serious issues faced by these youths are coupled with funding constraints among almost all agencies providing services to this population.In 1974 the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) authorized funding to assist community based programs to serve youth who were not otherwise being...

National Study of Protective, Preventive, and Reunification Services Delivered to Children and Their Families, 1994

The passage of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-272) significantly reoriented child welfare services from a system which focused on foster care placement to one which was intended to provide the services necessary to maintain children in their own homes. In response to the provisions of the law, state and county child welfare agencies developed new social service programs and sought new avenues for coordinating with other components of the...

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Foster Care File 2007

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...

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Adoption File 2006

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) Child File, FFY 2015

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 2014

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 2009

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, State Level Data (NCANDS State), FFY- 2009 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, 2008 -...

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Combined Aggregate File (CAF) FFY 2006

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), Adoption File 2004

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 Study of the Incidence of Child Abuse and Neglect 1980 (NIS-1)

Conducted by NCCAN and mandated by Congress, this study was the first large scale effort to assemble information, based on standardized definitions, about the scope and character of recognized child abuse and neglect in the United States. From findings obtained in a probability sample of 26 counties in 10 states, national estimates were derived from the numbers and characteristics of abused and neglected children who were: a) referred to CPS agencies and treatment, b) not...

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...

Child Neglect: Cross Sector Service Paths and Outcomes (1993-2001)

Melissa Jonson-Reid & Brett Drake
"Child Neglect: Cross Sector Service Paths Outcomes" was the first phase of a project that is part of a competitive renewal (scheduled to end in 2008). Using administrative data drawn from education, health, juvenile corrections and social service agencies, this study compared cross sector service paths and outcomes of children in families receiving AFDC and reported to child welfare agencies (1993-1994) compared to a group of children matched by birth year and county of residence...

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...

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Agency File FFY 2010

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, State Level Data (NCANDS State), FFY- 2010 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, 2009 -...

Victimization and Other Risk Factors for Child Maltreatment Among School-Age Parents: A Longitudinal Study, 1988- 1992

Debra Boyer & David Fine
This descriptive longitudinal field study looks at risk factors in the etiology of child abuse and neglect among adolescent parents. The investigators examined sexual victimization prior to pregnancy as a major antecedent factor for child maltreatment. Pregnant and/or parenting adolescents were recruited from ongoing educational and social programs in the state of Washington between October 1988 and 1989. The sample consisted of 535 adolescent females who were 17 years old or younger at the time...

National Family Violence Survey, 1976

Murray A. Straus & Richard J. Gelles
This study was conducted in 1976 at the University of New Hampshire. 2,134 respondents were interviewed in a nationwide sample of 960 males and 1,183 females. The purpose of the study was to ascertain methods of conflict resolution within the family. Information was gathered regarding the following areas: resolution of conflicts between spouses and between parents and children, including detailed information on the development of conflicts resulting in violence, resolution of conflicts in respondent's childhood...

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