National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, 2001-2010 (ICPSR 34695)

Alternate Title:   NSCAW

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services; RTI International


The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) provides detailed, longitudinal information on the experiences of children and families who have entered the child welfare system. NSCAW includes a child welfare services investigation sample of over 5,000 reported child victims from 92 different communities in 36 states. These children were under the age of 15 years between October 1999 and December 2000, when their child protective services investigation took place. NSCAW also includes a long-term foster care sample of an additional 727 children who had been in out-of-home care for about 12 months over the same timeframe. Baseline data collection took place an average of four months following the child maltreatment investigation, and follow-ups were conducted 1, 1.5, 3, and 5 years afterward. The oldest children in NSCAW were young adults at the latest follow-up, when they were asked additional questions about employment, housing, family formation, and adult functioning.

Access Notes

Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    child abuse, child advocacy, child welfare, welfare services

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2001--2010

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation.

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