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The nationwide Survey of kid and Adolescent health (NSCAW) is the 1st nationally consultant examine of youngsters who've been said to gurus as suspected sufferers of abuse or overlook and the general public courses that defend them. this can be the 1st ebook that reviews the result of NSCAW, translates the findings, and places them right into a broader coverage context.

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Permanency planning Project-developed questions possibilities for child Project-developed questions Project-developed questions Project-developed questions Prior reports of abuse or neglect Involvement with juvenile justice and court system Child’s placement history and parental living situations ... 2, 3, 4 2, 3, 4 History of child’s living situations since investigation, including type of living arrangement and child’s contact with biological parents History of court hearings related to the case, including type of hearing, recommendations made by the child welfare agency, and outcome of the hearing Child’s history with the child welfare system before the case report that resulted in the child’s selection for NSCAW; administered at wave 3 if the wave 2 caseworker interview could not be obtained Permanency planning possibilities for children in out-of-home care, including adoption, legal guardianship, and long-term foster care; also factors that encouraged or discouraged the caregiver’s permanency planning decision; permanency planning module replaced the adoption module from prior waves Adoption possibilities for children in out-of-home care; also factors that encouraged or discouraged the caregiver’s decision about adoption Independent living skills the child has developed and where each skill was learned Information gathered 9:06 PM 2 4 2, 3 4 Waves 5/8/07 ...

Child welfare professionals need better information about Part C, particularly how to refer families for early intervention services. Differences between the organizational cultures of Part C and child welfare services will need to be addressed during any process that attempts to link these two systems. For example, voluntary family participation is a fundamental principle of Part C services. By contrast, coercion is a fact of life for many parents under supervision by child welfare services who must demonstrate their fitness to avoid losing custody of their children.

Procedure Current caregivers of children selected for the NSCAW CPS sample were interviewed about demographic characteristics, community environment, child functioning, caregiver mental health, substance use, criminal involvement, and experiences with IPV. Interviews were conducted in the caregivers’ homes using computer-assisted interviewing. For the portions of the interview inquiring about IPV, mental health functioning, substance use, and criminal involvement, participants answered questions confidentially by entering responses directly into a laptop computer after listening to audio prompts heard on earphones.

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