Department of Health and Human Services

Resource: 2017 School Health Index

This self-assessment and planning tool can help schools improve their health and safety policies and programs at the elementary, middle, and high school level. 

Report: Parental Incarceration and Children in Nonparental Care

This brief compares children in nonparental care as a result of parental incarceration with those who experienced parental incarceration but not as a reason for nonparental care, and those with no experience of parental incarceration.

Report: Patterns of Foster Care Placement and Family Reunification following Child Maltreatment Investigations

This brief identifies characteristics of children and families who reunified with parents or family following the child’s stay in foster care, patterns regarding success or failure of reunification, and maltreatment re-reports among children reunified with their families.

Report: Psychotropic Medication Use among Children Who Are Subjects of Child Protective Services Investigations: Does Court Oversight Matter?

This brief examines courts’ roles in overseeing psychotropic medication prescriptions for children who were the subjects of child maltreatment investigations. It also explores the relationship between oversight roles, rates of psychotropic medication use, and rates at which children were re-reported to child protection agencies.