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Child Welfare Outcomes 2006-2009: Report to Congress

Published: January 19, 2012
Categories:
Statistics
Topics:
Child Welfare, Child Welfare Outcomes
Tags:
Child Welfare Outcomes, Report to Congress

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.

Child Welfare Outcome 2006-2009 Report Cove

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Child Welfare Outcome 2010-2014 Executive Summary Cover

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary

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

Original Outcome Measures and Child and Family Services Review Measures
Context Data
Federal Child Welfare Data Systems
Data Analyses in The Child Welfare Outcomes Report

Chapter 2: Keeping Children Safe

Characteristics of Child Victims
Range Of State Performance in 2009 on Safety-Related Outcome Measures
Changes 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 a Diverse Foster Care Population

Numbers and Characteristics of Children in Foster Care
Range Of Performance in Achieving Permanency for Children in Foster Care
Changes in State Performance on Measures of Achieving Permanency
Summary of Findings Regarding Achieving Permanency for Children in Foster Care

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

Caseworker Visits
Timeliness of Reunifications 58
Changes in State Performance With Regard To Achieving Timely Reunifications
Timeliness of Adoptions
Changes 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 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 Data Elements

Appendix E: Child Maltreatment 2009: Summary of Key Findings

Appendix F: The AFCARS Report (Preliminary FY 2009 Estimates as of July 2010 [17])