The National Survey on Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) provides longitudinal data from multiple informants on the functioning, well-being, and services provided to a national probability sample of children and families who come into contact with the child welfare system through an investigation of child maltreatment. NSCAW provides an exceptionally rich data source that can address any number of questions of interest in the fields of child maltreatment, child welfare, domestic violence, children's services, family support services, family stressors, and organization of services. The survey is designed to stimulate a broad array of research that will contribute to the knowledge base around high-risk children, particularly those who have been abused or neglected, and the effectiveness of services to children and families.
The Secondary Analysis of Data from NSCAW grants support researchers conducting secondary analyses of NSCAW data. This research informs policy and practice in child welfare services and other services to maltreated children and their families, and advances the state of knowledge in child maltreatment, child welfare services, child and family services, and/or child development for high-risk children.