About the Measures

Published: December 15, 2003
Abuse, Neglect, Adoption & Foster Care
National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW), 1997-2014 and 2015-2022 | Learn more about this project

The study is collecting child- and family-level data from children in the child welfare system, their biological parents, caregivers, teachers, and caseworkers, as well as from administrative records. Face-to-face interviews or assessments will be conducted at baseline and at the 18-month follow-up with children, parents and non-parent caregivers; telephone interviews will be used to collect interim services data. Data on school engagement and performance will be obtained through questionnaires sent to teachers. Agency and system-level data will be collected from caseworkers, agency administrators, and the States.