Performance Improvement 2011-2012. What is the Overall Wellbeing and Degree of Maltreatment Experienced by Children Coming In Contact With the Child Welfare System?

01/01/2012

Researchers summarized the characteristics of well-being and maltreatment of children for the first wave of data collection in the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being.

Neglect was the most prevalent and often considered by caseworkers the most serious type of abuse for an individual child. Physical abuse was the second most prevalent type of abuse children experienced Children reported for maltreatment in 2008 were at higher risk for problems with poor health, mental health, cognitive development, and social competence than children in the general population.

Report Title: NSCAW II Baseline Report: Maltreatment Final Report http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/abuse_neglect/nscaw/reports/nscaw2_maltreatment/nscaw2_maltreatment.pdf
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Mary Webb, 202-205-8628
Performer: RTI International
Record ID: 9781 (Report completed August 15, 2011)

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Report Title: NSCAW II Baseline Report: Child Well-Being Final Report http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/abuse_neglect/nscaw/reports/nscaw2_child/nscaw2_child.pdf
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Mary Webb, 202-205-8628
Performer: RTI International
Record ID: 9782 (Report completed August 15, 2011)

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