Racial Disproportionality, Race Disparity, and Other Race-Related Findings in Published Works

Derived from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being

Posted January 2, 2007
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs, Center for the Study of Social Policy
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To examine the racial disproportionality in child welfare, this report draws on peer-reviewed papers and chapters from data gathered during the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW). Topics include child factors and related services, including early childhood development and early intervention services, as well as mental health and substance abuse treatment needs and access; parental factors and related services, including parental arrest and child involvement with child welfare services agencies, as well as domestic violence; and reunification and related services.

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The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Child Welfare

Race and ethnicity was not found to be a significant predictor in services received by children remaining at home, nor was it an indicator in whether children would be placed in out-of-home care; but race and ethnicity are strongly associated with the overall level of child welfare involvement, especially for younger children.