Where can I find child welfare data, statistics, and reports?
The National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology does not produce or publish data. Rather, we work with the agencies to improve reporting and consistency. Currently, you can access national and State-level data on the following websites:
- Adoption and foster care: www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/index.htm#afcars
- Child abuse and neglect: www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/index.htm#can
- Other child welfare research, including the Outcomes Report to Congress: www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/index.htm#cw
- If you are a researcher and are looking for case level data, please contact the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) at Cornell: www.ndacan.cornell.edu
There is a lot of information on this website, is there a place where I can get a high level overview of the types of information available?
Yes. Please view our site map. If you are looking for something in particular, please use the search box at the top right hand corner of every page, or feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where is the AFCARS Toolkit?
In the AFCARS section, you will see a blue tab labeled “Federal Guidance.” This section includes the Federal information from the previous “AFCARS Toolkit.” In addition, the blue tab labeled “T/TA Materials” houses the User’s Guide. Please feel free to email us if you need help finding anything in particular.
I would like to know more about training and technical assistance available from the NRC-CWDT. What types of training and technical assistance are available? Who can request technical assistance and training? How is it provided?
Training and technical assistance is tailored to meet each agency’s needs. We welcome you to learn more about the types of assistance available and how to make a request by visiting our Training and Technical Assistance page.
What is the difference between this web site and the NRC-CWDT Groupsite?
The NRC-CWDT web site includes materials, such as resources and documents that are available to the public. These are usually developed by the NRC, other T/TA Network partners, or the Children’s Bureau. The NRC-CWDT groupsite is an online forum for people in the field of child welfare data and technology to discuss ideas and share information among each other. The NRC-CWDT staff will sometimes write blog posts, opinions, and other relevant news articles and whitepapers that may be of interest to the community. The Children’s Bureau and the NRC-CWDT do not endorse any State, Court, or Tribe’s system or its developer over another. Though you may see mention of specific vendors on this site, it should not be considered as an endorsement of their services or products.