NSCAW, No. 2: Collecting Saliva Cortisol Samples Among Young Children in the Child Welfare System

Published: April 15, 2009
Topics:
Abuse, Neglect, Adoption & Foster Care
Projects:
National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW), 1997-2014 | Learn more about this project
Types:
Reports
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NSCAW: Methods Briefs

This methods brief examines the daytime cortisol levels of 5- to 6-year-old children who were infants when they were first involved in CWS investigations of maltreatment. The brief explores the feasibility of collecting salivary cortisol samples in the context of a national survey and examines the relationships between daytime cortisol levels, age, and gender.