Measurement Matters: How Should My Program Measure Changes in Child Well-Being?

Child welfare leaders nationwide have invested significant resources in improving well-being outcomes for children and families, and stakeholders want to know whether these efforts are having an impact. National expert Dr. Heather Ringeisen presents guidance about issues to consider when attempting to measure changes in well-being outcomes over time.


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Additional Information

The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) examines child and family well-being outcomes in detail and seeks to relate those outcomes to experience with the child welfare system and to family characteristics, community environment, and other factors.  More information and a variety of briefs, reports, and other resources about NSCAW are available on the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation website.

Last Reviewed: June 6, 2016