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1.2A.3  AFCARS, Data Elements and Definitions, Adoption Specific Elements, Child's demographics

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Question 1.  
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 2.  
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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