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Resources by Topic: Child welfare

North Dakota Head Start State Collaboration Office Needs Assessment 2009-2010 Survey Results
Describes North Dakota's Head Start programs and their assessment results based on these activity areas: health care, children experiencing homelessness, family/child assistance, child care, family literacy services, children with disabilities and their families, community services, education, and professional development. Addresses issues associated with children and families living in rural areas.
Author(s): Ramona Danielson, Richard Rathge
Date: 04/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Department of Human Services
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Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4)
Report to Congress regarding the rate of child abuse and neglect nationwide. Includes data and statistics of distribution of abuse and neglect by demographics, income and education level, perpetrator characteristics, and geographic location. Also includes resources to recognize and find treatment for victims.
Author(s): Andrea J. Sedlak, Jane Mettenburg, Monica Basena, et al.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Out-of-Home Care by State and Place: Higher Placement Rates for Children in Some Remote Rural Places
Describes out-of-home placement data for children due to abuse or neglect by metropolitan/urban, adjacent nonmetro, or remote rural status for the nation, regions, and states.
Author(s): Marybeth J. Mattingly, Melissa Wells, Michael Dineen
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Rural Families with a Child Abuse Report are More Likely Headed by a Single Parent and Endure Economic and Family Stress
Analyzes child maltreatment in both rural and urban areas with a focus on rural families. Discusses similarities in risk factors for child maltreatment, differences in risk factors by locale, and chronic stressors on rural families.
Author(s): Marybeth J. Mattingly, Wendy A. Walsh
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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The 2009 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Services Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to rural America. Examines three key topics: workforce and community development, creating viable patient-centered medical homes, and serving at-risk children.
Date: 04/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Child Welfare: HHS Actions Would Help States Prepare Youth in the Foster Care System for Independent Living
Discusses states' activities to prepare youth in foster care for independent living under the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (FCIA). Includes some information specific to rural concerns.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Cornelia M. Ashby
Date: 07/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Rural Research Needs and Data Sources for Selected Human Services Topics
Provides an overview of rural human services. Reviews the literature on work supports for low-income families, substance abuse, and child welfare services, and describes gaps in the research. Identifies 80 data sources that could be used to conduct research on human services topics in rural areas. Provides recommendations to improve the quality and quantity of information available on rural human services.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Research Summary, Volume 1: Research Needs, Volume 2: Data Sources
Date: 08/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica Policy Research
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Arizona Department of Economic Security Documents Center
Searchable website of reports, forms, policies and procedures, and pamphlets providing information about specific programs and services in the state of Arizona. Topics cover homelessness, Commodity Senior Food Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Documents are updated frequently and include data by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Economic Security
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2015-2019 Child and Family Services Plan
Outlines the goals of Nevada's child and family services division, including preventing abuse and neglect, providing for children's physical and mental health needs, and more. Offers data related to Nevada's rural regions throughout and addresses some of the challenges of providing services to those areas.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
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Promising Futures
Focused on best practices for serving children, youth, and parents experiencing domestic violence. Includes model programs, steps to organizing and creating a support system, and research-informed strategies.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Futures Without Violence
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