Researchers conducted a nationally representative, longitudinal survey focusing on children who come to the attention of the child welfare system through investigation by child protective services.
Children reported for maltreatment in 2008 were below the same-aged general child population average on social-emotional, cognitive, language, daily living skills, behavioral, and social skill-based domains. For example, 42.3 percent of children 1 to 5 years old had a score indicating developmental problems, and may be eligible for early intervention services under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Among school-aged children and adolescents, 9.6 percent showed some risk of low academic achievement, 35.6 percent had emotional or behavioral problems, and 10.7 percent had both.
Report Title: National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW II) Wave 2 Report: Child Well-Being, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/resource/nscaw-ii-wave-2-report-child-well-being
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Mary Webb, 202-205-8628
Record ID: 9957 (July 15, 2012)