< Back to Search

Child Welfare Outcomes 2010–2013: Report to Congress

Published: February 1, 2016
Categories:
Research, Statistics
Topics:
Child Welfare Outcomes

This report to Congress provides information on the performance of states in seven outcome categories and also includes data on contextual factors and findings of analyses conducted across states.

Table of Contents
 

Executive Summary

Contextual Factors

State Performance on Outcome Measures

Conclusion and Recommendations for Further Investigation

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Child Welfare Outcomes, Data, and Analysis

Original Outcome Measures and Round 2 Child and Family Services Review Measures

Context Data

Data Sources

Data Analyses in the Child Welfare Outcomes Report

The Child Welfare Outcomes Report Data Site

Chapter 2: Keeping Children Safe

Characteristics of Child Victims, Types of Maltreatment, and Response Time

Range of State Performance in 2013 on Safety-Related Outcome Measures

Changes Over Time in State Performance on Measures of Maltreatment Recurrence and Maltreatment of Children in Foster Care

Summary of Findings Regarding Keeping Children Safe

Chapter 3: Finding Permanent Homes for Children in Foster Care

Numbers and Characteristics of Children in Foster Care

Range of Performance in Achieving Permanency for Children in Foster Care

Changes Over Time in State Performance on Measures of Achieving Permanency

Summary of Findings Regarding Achieving Permanency for Children in Foster Care

Chapter 4: Achieving Timely Reunifications and Adoptions for Children in Foster Care

Caseworker Visits

Timeliness of Reunifications

Changes Over Time in State Performance with Regard to Achieving Timely Reunifications

Timeliness of Adoptions

Changes Over Time in State Performance with Regard to Timeliness of Adoptions

Summary of Findings Regarding Achieving Reunifications and Adoptions in a Timely Manner

Chapter 5: Achieving Stable and Appropriate Placement Settings for Children in Foster Care

Changes Over Time in State Performance on Measures of Achieving Stable and Appropriate Placement Settings for Children in Foster Care

Summary of Findings Regarding Achieving Stable and Appropriate Placements for Children in Foster Care

Chapter 6: State Performance Relevant to the Seven National Child Welfare Outcomes (State Data Pages)

            Viewing the State Data Pages

            Range of State Performance

Appendix A: Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-89)

Appendix B: Child Welfare Outcomes Report: Outcomes and Measures

Appendix C: Caseworker Visits

Appendix D: Child Welfare Outcomes Report: Data Sources and Elements

Appendix E: Child Maltreatment 2013: Summary of Key Findings

Appendix F: The AFCARS Report: FY 2013 Estimates

Appendix G: Race and Ethnicity of Child Victims Across States

Child Welfare Outcome 2010-2013 Report Cover

(PDF - 8.63 MB)

Child Welfare Outcome 2010-2013 Executive Summary Brochure Cover

(PDF - 347.53 KB)

 

 

Last Reviewed: February 1, 2016