Child Welfare

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.

Report: Children Living with Parents Who Have a Substance Use Disorder

This report presents estimates of the number of children aged 17 or younger who lived with a parent with a substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, or illicit drug use disorder based on combined data from the 2009 to 2014 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.

Resource: Remembering Trauma: Connecting the Dots between Complex Trauma and Misdiagnosis in Youth

This film highlights the importance of using a trauma lens when working within child-serving systems and the potentially detrimental impact of excluding a trauma framework.