Administration for Children and Families Database

Users can look at annual reports and data related to Adoption and Foster Care, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Child welfare. Background Annual reports and data are collected by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. Data on Adoption and Foster Care is presented in two forms; the annual Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) and State-by-state Adoption and foster…

School Health Database

Background Users can search for sample policies, practices, and articles addressing health issues affecting schools and students. Topics include: asthma, school health programs, food safety, STIs, healthy eating, physical activity, sexual orientation, and teen pregnancy, among others. The School Health Database is maintained by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and is supported by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The School…

State Child Welfare Policy Database

Users can view maps and tables related to child welfare policies in the United States. Background The State Child Welfare Policy Database contains a variety of information related to child welfare policies in each state. Data topics are grouped under the following categories: child welfare financing; definitions of child abuse and neglect; differential response; domestic violence; fostering connections policies; kinship care policies; mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect; older…

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

Users can request data and reports related, but not limited to child abuse, neglect, foster care, and child well-being. Background The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect collects data on the well-being of children. The archive is a project of the Family Life Development Center, Department of Human Ecology at Cornell University. The archive collects data sets from the The National Survey of Child Health and Well-being, The…

National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices

Background Users can view and download publications regarding public policy recommendations. Topics include: education; environment, energy, and natural resources; health; homeland security and technology; and social, economic, and workforce programs. The National Center for Best Practices of the National Governor’s Association evaluates public policy innovations implemented by states to form recommendations for public policy. The Center produces publications pertaining to education; environment, energy, and natural resources; health; homeland security and…

National Survey of Adoptive Parents (NSAP)

Background Users can download data regarding characteristics and adoptive experiences of families of adoptive children. Topics include type of adoption, birth family contact, developmental problems, and adoption support. The National Survey of Adoptive Parents (NSAP) is a SLAITS survey operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (HCHS) and is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). NSAP provides…

National Survey of Adoptive Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs

Background Users can download data regarding the characteristics and adoption experiences of families of adoptive children with special health care needs. The National Survey of Adoptive Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This survey provides information regarding characteristics,…