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

Published: April 15, 2009
Abuse, Neglect, Adoption & Foster Care
National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW), 1997-2014 and 2015-2022 | Learn more about this project
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.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019