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Child Welfare and Child Well-Being: New Perspectives From the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being

Mary Bruce Webb, Kathryn Dowd, Brenda Jones Harden, John Landsverk, and Mark Testa


The landmark National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) study represents the first effort to gather nationally representative data, based on first-hand reports, about the well-being of children and families who encounter the child welfare system. NSCAW's findings offer an unprecedented national source of data that describe the developmental status and functional characteristics of children who come to the attention of child protective services. Much more than a simple history of placements or length of stay in foster care, NSCAW data chart the trajectory of families across serv ... More

Keywords: Adolescent Well-Being, NSCAW, child welfare, child protective services, foster care, mental health, juvenile justice, education

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195398465
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398465.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Bruce Webb, editor
Adminstration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Kathryn Dowd, editor
Research Triangle Institute

Brenda Jones Harden, editor
University of Maryland

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1 Study Design and Methods

Paul P. Biemer, Kathryn L. Dowd, and Mary Bruce Webb

2 Quality of the Early Caregiving Environment and Preschool Well-Being

Brenda Jones Harden, Jessica Vick Whittaker, Gregory Hancock, and Kevin Wang

4 Latent Classification of Physical Abuse as a Predictor of Adolescent Functioning

Charles V. Izzo, Elliot G. Smith, John J. Eckenrode, Paul P. Biemer, and Sharon L. Christ

5 Effects of Intimate-Partner Violence on Child Psychopathology

William Gardner, Kelly Kelleher, and Kathleen Pajer

7 The Social Capital of Youth in Foster Care

Matthew Stagner, and Daniel Kuehn

8 Explaining Reunification and Reentry 3 Years After Placement in Out-of-Home Care

Richard P. Barth, Shenyang Guo, Elizabeth C. Weigensberg, Sharon L. Christ, Christina M. Bruhn, and Rebecca L. Green

9 Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Initial Child Welfare Experience

Robert M. Ortega, Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, Mary Ruffolo, Jenell Clarke, and Rebecca Karb

11 Exits From Out-of-Home Care and Continuity of Mental Health Service Use

John Landsverk, Michael S. Hurlburt, Laurel Leslie, Jennifer Rolls, and Jinjin Zhang

12 Caregiver Depression, Mental Health Service Use, and Child Outcomes

Barbara J. Burns, Sarah A. Mustillo, Elizabeth M.Z. Farmer, David J. Kolko, Julie McCrae, Anne M. Libby, and Mary Bruce Webb

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