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Message ID: 10591
Date: 2019-03-04

Author:Brook, Jody

Subject:RE: reason for placement

Joe, While this does not speak directly to your question, I thought you and others might find this brief to be of interest. It is publicly available. Radel, L., Baldwin, M., Crouse, G., Ghertner, R. & Waters, A. (2018). Substance use, the opioid epidemic, and the child welfare system: Key findings from a mixed methods study. Best, Jody ********************************* Jody Brook, Ph.D. MSW/LCSW Associate Professor University of Kansas School of Social Welfare Faculty Fellow Center for Teaching Excellence jbrook@ku.edu ********************************* From: bounce-123383134-42423346@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Joseph Ryan Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:17 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researcher List (CMRL) Subject: reason for placement Hello list members. I am wondering about the accuracy of the "reasons for placement" category reported in AFCARS. Are States confident about how these data are collected and reported? I am particularly interested in the substance abuse indicator. There seems to be consistent stories about the opioid crisis and large increases in the foster care populations around the country. The AFCARS estimates indicate small increases in substance abuse as a reason for placement. I am just curious as to whether there are any studies on how accurate this item is captured. I know several States that suggest this measure is not to be trusted. Just looking for something a bit more empirical. Any leads would be appreciated. Joe -- Joseph P. Ryan, Ph.D. University of Michigan Child and Adolescent Data Lab ssw-datalab.org

Joe, While this does not speak directly to your question, I thought you and others might find this brief to be of interest. It is publicly available. Radel, L., Baldwin, M., Crouse, G., Ghertner, R. & Waters, A. (2018). Substance use, the opioid epidemic, and the child welfare system: Key findings from a mixed methods study. Best, Jody ********************************* Jody Brook, Ph.D. MSW/LCSW Associate Professor University of Kansas School of Social Welfare Faculty Fellow Center for Teaching Excellence jbrookku.edu ********************************* From: bounce-123383134-42423346list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Joseph Ryan Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:17 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researcher List (CMRL) Subject: reason for placement Hello list members. I am wondering about the accuracy of the "reasons for placement" category reported in AFCARS. Are States confident about how these data are collected and reported? I am particularly interested in the substance abuse indicator. There seems to be consistent stories about the opioid crisis and large increases in the foster care populations around the country. The AFCARS estimates indicate small increases in substance abuse as a reason for placement. I am just curious as to whether there are any studies on how accurate this item is captured. I know several States that suggest this measure is not to be trusted. Just looking for something a bit more empirical. Any leads would be appreciated. Joe -- Joseph P. Ryan, Ph.D. University of Michigan Child and Adolescent Data Lab ssw-datalab.org