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1.2B.2  AFCARS, Data Elements and Definitions, Foster Care Specific Elements, Child's demographics

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Question 1.  
What if a parent refuses to disclose whether or not a child has been previously adopted?

Question 2.  
AFCARS requires race/ethnicity information on all children. But if a child is identified as Hispanic, what information is entered for the race question?

Question 3.  
Should the FIPS code be that of the child's place of residence or that of the agency responsible for the case?

Question 4.  
AFCARS reporting requires all data submissions to be in numeric format, however, the data element definitions, both for foster care and adoption, indicate the use of the U.S. Postal Service's two letter State abbreviation. What should be used?

Question 5.  
In the AFCARS regulation at section 1355.40 (b)(2) there is a reference to the most recent date of a periodic review (either administrative or court) being entered for children who have been in foster care for nine months or more and other references indicate seven months. Is this a typographical error?

Question 6.  
What procedures should a child welfare worker follow in order to most effectively obtain accurate information on the racial and ethnic status of children and adults?



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