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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

Bibliographic Information

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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