User’s Guide to Essential Kinship Data

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

January 1, 2013

Summary

This guide identifies several types of data that an agency seeking to understand their kinship care system should collect.  It includes a description of the types of kinship data that are important, as well as the essential indicators that should be tracked. A benchmark worksheet is also included

Key Takeaway

living with kin as a result of child welfare intervention

Child welfare agencies should collect certain data and track key indicators to understand the experience of children living with kin as a result of child welfare intervention. The data that jurisdictions should collect to better understand the experience of children living with kin as a result of child welfare intervention.

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