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Los Angeles Times Poll, 1985

David Finkelhor & I.A. Lewis
This opinion study was designed to determine the prevalence of childhood sexual abuse among a national sample of adult men and women and to identify characteristics of victims and risk factors associated with childhood sexual victimization. The sampling frame included all residential telephones in the United States. 2,629 men and women 18 years or older were contacted by telephone during an eight day period in July of 1985. Knowledge and attitudes about sexual abuse were...

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Foster Care File 2016

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 2014

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, Agency File (State Summary), FFY- 2014 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, 2013 - September...

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Summary Data Component, 1990-1999

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Summary Data Component (SDC) 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 SDC is the State-level component of the NCANDS used from 1990-1999. There is also an...

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Child File, FFY 2013

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), Foster Care 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...

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Adoption File 2012

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...

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...

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), Foster Care File 2011

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 2011

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 2001

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 2008

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 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...

Regional Partnership Grants National Cross-Site Evaluation: Round Three Sites (RPG-3)

Debra Strong, Sarah Avellar, Russell Cole & Angela D'Angelo
To address the far-reaching consequences of adult substance use disorders on families and children, Congress in 2006 authorized, and in 2011 reauthorized, competitive grants to support partnerships among child welfare, substance use disorder treatment, and related organizations. The Children’s Bureau (CB) within the Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established the Regional Partnership Grant (RPG) program, and in 2012 awarded grants...

AFCARS Foster Care File, 6-month periods (FY2015B - 2020A)

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 children in foster care for whom the State child welfare agencies have responsibility for placement, care or supervision and on children who...

Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation

Rowena Fong & Nancy Rolock
The Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Service established the National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG). In October 2014, the QIC-AG was awarded to Spaulding for Children in partnership with The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The QIC-AG was designed to promote permanence, when reunification is no longer...

National Study of the Incidence of Child Abuse and Neglect 1987 (NIS-2)

The purpose of the second national incidence study was to assess the current national incidence of child abuse and neglect, and to determine how the severity, frequency, and character of child maltreatment changed since the first national incidence study. As a follow-up to the first national incidence study, the second study followed essentially the same design. However, this study included an updated set of definitions based on the "harm standard." Original definitions (from 1980) were...

National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) - Outcomes Survey, Cohort Age 17 in FY2017, Waves 1-3

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...

State Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Policies Database 2019-2021

Elizabeth C. Weigensberg, Nuzhat Islam, Jean Knab, Mary A. Grider, Jeremy Page & Addison Larson
The State Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Policies Database, supported by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human services, compiles data on state definitions and policies related to the surveillance of child maltreatment incidence and associated risk and protective factors. The SCAN Policies Database is a resource for researchers, analysts, and others who are interested in examining differences in definitions and policies on child...

Regional Partnership Grants National Cross-Site Evaluation (RPG-4)

Sarah Avellar, Angela D'Angelo, Elizabeth Weigensberg, Juliette Henke & Yange Xue
To address the far-reaching consequences of adult substance use disorders on families and children, Congress authorized competitive grants to support partnerships among child welfare, substance abuse treatment, and related organizations. Children’s Bureau (CB) within the Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established the Regional Partnership Grant (RPG) program to implement programs to meet the needs of this target population. CB funded...

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