Data Sources

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State Children’s Agency Name and Website
Children’s Agency Divisions

Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012

Child Welfare Administrative System

Source: Child Protection Administration (APHSA)

Unionized Child Welfare Workers

Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012

Acted Under A Consent Decree in 2012

Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012

Acted Under a Consent Decree In 2006–2011

Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012


Number and Percent of Children in Out-Of-Home Placements Compared to Total State Child Population
Source: Children’s Defense Fund http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/state-data-repository/child-welfare-financing-state-factsheets-2010.html and are “most current as of November 2009”Total State Population Of Children 18 Years Of Age or Younger
Total State Population of Children 18 Years of Age or Younger

Source: Children’s Defense Fund 2010 1) Child population: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, “Estimates of the Residential Population by Selected Age Groups for the United States, States, and Puerto Rico: July 1, 2008,” Calculations by CDF; Children living in poverty and rate of children living in poverty: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 2008 American Community Survey, Table B17001. Calculations by CDF.

Total Number of Children in Out-of-Home Placements

Source: Children’s Defense Fund 2010 2) National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect. (2007). National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NDACAN) Child File 2007 [data file], available at http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu

Percent of Children in Out-of-Home Placements

Source: Calculated from the responses to prior 2 items

Number and Percent of Children in Out-of-Home Placements by Type of Placement (Yr)

Source: NDACAN Foster Care file Dataset 153 (2010)

Foster Care
Kinship Foster Care
Nonkinship Foster Care
Congregate Care
Group Home
Institution
Other
Supervised Independent Living
Runaway
Trial Home Visit
Pre-Adoptive
Home
Race/Ethnicity of Children in Foster Care by Percent (Yr)
Source: NDACAN Foster Care file Dataset 153 (2010)
American Indian/Alaska Native
Asian
Black/African American
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
White
Hispanic (Any Race)
Multiple Races


Levels of Enhanced Foster Care Available
Source: State Child Welfare Interviews 2012
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Therapeutic Foster Care (Or Equivalent) Program Name
Source: State Child Welfare Interviews 2012
Therapeutic Foster Care Eligibility Criteria
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Therapeutic Foster Care Screening Or Assessment Tool To Determine Child’s Eligibility
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Standards of Care Differentiating Therapeutic Foster Care from Traditional (or Regular) Foster Care
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Minimum Hours of Foster Care Training
Maximum Number of Children Allowed In Foster Home
Required Structured Daily Activity
Required Counseling
Required Case Management
Other Requirements
Regulatory Definition (State Statute) For Therapeutic Foster Care
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Therapeutic Foster Care Delivery Model
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Number and Percent of Children in Therapeutic Foster Care as Compared to Total Number of Children in Foster Care System
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Foster Care by Type of Placement
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Foster Care
Kinship Foster Care
Nonkinship Foster Care
Congregate Care
Group Home
Institution


Medicaid and Financing Foster Care
Source: State Medicaid Interview 2012
Mandatory Managed Care Enrollment of Children in Foster Care
Behavioral Health Carve Out
Child Welfare Agencies Enrolled as Medicaid Providers
State 1915i HCBS Program
Payment of Services for Children in Foster Care Bundled with Title IV-E Funds
Medicaid Billing for Specific Services for Children in Foster Care
Source: State Medicaid Interview 2012
Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF)
Other Inpatient Mental Health Services
Outpatient Mental Health Services
Therapeutic Foster Care
Private Non-Medical Institutions (PNMI)
Rehabilitation Option; Specific Codes for Therapeutic Foster Care
Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Services Include Therapeutic Foster Care
Other Special Programs for Children in Foster Care


Overall Child Welfare Spending: Federal, State and Local Expenditures: Dollars and Percent (Yr)
Source: Children’s Defense Fund http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/state-data-repository/child-welfare-financing-state-factsheets-2010.html and are “most current as of November 2009”
Federal
Source: Children’s Defense Fund 2010 6) Child Trends, “Federal, State, and Local Spending to Address Child Abuse and Neglect in SFY 2010” December 2012, Appendix A2.
State
Source: Children’s Defense Fund 2010 6) Child Trends, “Federal, State, and Local Spending to Address Child Abuse and Neglect in SFY 2006” December 2008, Appendix A.
Local
Source: Children’s Defense Fund 2010 6) Child Trends, “Federal, State, and Local Spending to Address Child Abuse and Neglect in SFY 2006” December 2008, Appendix A.
Child Welfare Spending by Federal Sources Title IV-E: Dollars and Percent (Yr)
Source: Children’s Defense Fund http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/state-data-repository/child-welfare-financing-state-factsheets-2010.html and are “most current as of November 2009”
Title IV-E
Source: Children’s Defense Fund 2010 6) Child Trends, “Federal, State, and Local Spending to Address Child Abuse and Neglect in SFY 2010” December 2012, Appendix A2.
Title IV-B
Source: Children’s Defense Fund 2010 6) Child Trends, “Federal, State, and Local Spending to Address Child Abuse and Neglect in SFY 2010” December 2012, Appendix A2.
Federal Funding of Foster Care Administration and Training: Dollars and Percent (Yr)
Source: Children’s Defense Fund http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/state-data-repository/child-welfare-financing-state-factsheets-2010.html and are “most current as of November 2009”
Maintenance Payments
Source: Green Book 2008 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Expenditure Data for FY’s 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008; U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Greenbook: 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2004; and Ursula Gilmore and Elizabeth Oppenheim, Interstate Movement of Children Receiving Adoption Assistance (Washington, D.C.; American Public Human Services Association, 2003).
Administration & Placement Services
Source: Green Book 2008 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Expenditure Data for FY’s 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008; U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Greenbook: 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2004; and Ursula Gilmore and Elizabeth Oppenheim, Interstate Movement of Children Receiving Adoption Assistance (Washington, D.C.; American Public Human Services Association, 2003).
Training
Source: Green Book 2008 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Expenditure Data for FY’s 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008; U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Greenbook: 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2004; and Ursula Gilmore and Elizabeth Oppenheim, Interstate Movement of Children Receiving Adoption Assistance (Washington, D.C.; American Public Human Services Association, 2003).
Data Administration (SACWIS)
Source: Green Book 2008 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Expenditure Data for FY’s 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008; U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Greenbook: 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2004; and Ursula Gilmore and Elizabeth Oppenheim, Interstate Movement of Children Receiving Adoption Assistance (Washington, D.C.; American Public Human Services Association, 2003).
Federal Funding in Adoption: Dollars and Percent (Yr)
Source: Green Book 2008 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Expenditure Data for FY’s 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008; U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Greenbook: 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2004; and Ursula Gilmore and Elizabeth Oppenheim, Interstate Movement of Children Receiving Adoption Assistance (Washington, D.C.; American Public Human Services Association, 2003).
Adoption Assistance Payments
Administration
Training
Medicaid Services for Children in Foster Care by the Type of Service: Number of Unique Beneficiaries and Total Medicaid Paid (Yr)
Source: Note: Some data are from different years of Medicaid Statistical Information Systems (MSIS)-Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS). Most current as of 2012.
In-Patient Mental Health Services Under Age 21
Source: Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS). Most current as of 2012.
Mental Health Facility Services
Source: Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS). Most current as of 2012.
Targeted Case Management
Source: Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS). Most current as of 2012.
Rehabilitation
Source: Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS). Most current as of 2012.
Therapy
Source: Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS). Most current as of 2012.


Foster Care Entry Rate (Per 1,000 Children In The State Population)
Source: Administration of Children and Families “Child Welfare Outcomes 2006-2009”
Children’s Entry into Foster Care
Source: Administration of Children and Families “Child Welfare Outcomes 2006-2009”
Percentage of Children Entering Foster Care For The First Time
Percentage of Children Re-Entering Within 12 Months Of A Prior Episode
Percentage of Children Re-Entering More Than 12 Months After A Prior Episode
Missing Data
Number of Children Exiting Foster Care (Yr)
Source: Children’s Defense Fund http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/state-data-repository/child-welfare-financing-state-factsheets-2010.html and are “most current as of November 2009”, 4) Child Welfare Outcomes 2002-2005. Tables 3.1, 4.1, 5.1.
Percent of Children Moving to a Permanent Home (Yr)
Source: Children’s Defense Fund http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/state-data-repository/child-welfare-financing-state-factsheets-2010.html and are “most current as of November 2009”, 4) Child Welfare Outcomes 2002-2005. Tables 3.1, 4.1, 5.1.
Family Reunification
Adoption
Median Length of Stay in Foster Care (Months)
Source: Green Book 2008 House of Ways and Means Committee
Percent of Children in Foster Care by Treatment Goal on Last Day of Fiscal Year
Source: Green book 2008 House Ways and Means Committee
Reunite With Parent(s)
Reunite With Relative(s)
Adoption
Long-Term Foster Care
Emancipation
Guardianship
Not Yet Established
Total Number of Above Children in Foster Care
Percent of Children in Foster Care by Placement Setting on Last Day of Fiscal Year
Pre-Adoptive Home
Kinship Foster Care
Nonkinship Foster Care
Group Home
Institution
Supervised Independent Living
Runaway
Trial Home Visit
Other
Total Number of Above Children in Foster Care
Percent of  Children with Special Needs Status Adopted
Source: Green Book 2008 House of Ways and Means Committee
Child Outcomes of Permanency: Source – Child and Family Services Review and Statewide Assessments
Source: All data come from most recent Child And Family Service Review as of 2011
CFSR Timeliness & Permanency of Reunification Composite Score [Standard = 122.6 Or >]
Source: Child and Family Services Review-CFSR as of 2011
Timeliness of Reunification [Component A]
Exits to Reunification in <12 Months (%)
Exits to Reunification, Median Stay (Months)
Entry Cohort Reunification in <12 Months (%)
CFSR Timeliness of Adoptions Composite Score [Standard 106.4 Or >]
Source: Child and Family Services Review-CFSR as of 2011
Timeliness of Adoptions of Children Discharged from Foster Care [Component A]
Exits to Adoption in <24 Months (%)
Exits to Adoption, Mean Length of Stay (Months)
Permanency for Children and Youth in Foster Care for Long Periods of Time [Permanency Component 3] Standard: 121.7 Or>
Source: Child and Family Services Review-CFSR as of 2011
Achieving Permanency for Children in Foster Care ior Long Periods of Time [Component A] Standard 121.7 Or >
Exits to Permanency Prior to 18th Birthday for Children in Care for 24> Months (%)
Exits to Permanency for Children with Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) (%)
Growing Up in Foster Care [Component B]
Children Emancipated Who Were in Foster Care for 3 Years or > (%)
Placement Stability [Permanency Composite 4] Standard: 101.5 Or >
Source: Child and Family Services Review-CFSR as of 2011
Two or Fewer Placement Settings for Children in Foster Care <12 Months (%)
Two or Fewer Placement Settings for Children in Foster Care for 12 to 24 Months (%)
Two or Fewer Placement Settings for Children in Foster Care for 24+ Months (%)


Educational Outcomes
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Physical Health Outcomes
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Mental Health Outcomes
Other
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012


Trauma Treatment Key Initiative
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Program Name
Funding Source
Evidence-Based or Evidence-Informed
National Innovation or Model for Other States
Family-Finding Key Initiative
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Program Name
Funding Source
Evidence-Based or Evidence-Informed
National Innovation or Model for Other States
Aging-Out-Of-Foster Care Key Initiatives
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Program Name
Funding Source
Evidence-Based or Evidence-Informed
National Innovation or Model for Other States
Psychotropic Drugs Key Initiatives
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Program Name
Funding Source
Evidence-Based or Evidence-Informed
National Innovation or Model for Other States
Behavioral Health Services Key Initiatives
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Program Name
Funding Source
Evidence-Based or Evidence-Informed
National Innovation or Model for Other States
Cross-System Data Sharing Arrangements
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Program Name
Funding Source
Evidence-Based or Evidence-Informed
National Innovation or Model for Other States
Other Funded Key Initiatives
Source: State Child Welfare Interview 2012
Program Name
Funding Source
Evidence-Based or Evidence-Informed
National Innovation or Model for Other States