Many child welfare systems have begun to provide prevention services to mitigate economic-related factors that place children at risk of entering foster care. Transforming child welfare systems to prevent child maltreatment and child welfare system involvement requires adequate information and analytic approaches. This report summarizes an expert roundtable focused on two objectives: 1) Create an analytic framework and identify tools to help states deploy resources to address economic risk factors for child maltreatment. 2) Identify steps to develop the data capacity and infrastructure needed to implement the analytic framework.
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