Researchers examined experiences children and families had with investigative caseworkers and the child welfare system in the second National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW).
Caseworkers managed on average 15 new investigations monthly and recommended or provided at least one service to nearly two thirds of families they assisted. The most recommended services were caregiver counseling, parenting training, and caregiver substance abuse treatment.
Report Title: NSCAW II Baseline Report: Caseworker Characteristics, Child Welfare Services, and Experiences of Children Placed in Out-of-Home Care http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/abuse_neglect/nscaw/reports/nscaw2_cw/nscaw2_cw.pdf
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Mary Webb, 202-205-8628
Performer: RTI International
Record ID: 9786 (Report completed September 15, 2011)