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NSCAW Child Well-Being Spotlight: Caregivers of children who remain in-home after a maltreatment investigation need services

Wilson, E., Dolan, M., Smith, K., et al. – 2012

A summary of data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) that examines the service needs of caregivers of children who remain in the home after a child maltreatment investigation. Data shows that, compared to the general population of adults, these caregivers have much higher rates of substance abuse, intimate partner violence, and major depression. Nearly 30% of child welfare involved caregivers have a substance abuse problem, while adults nationally have much lower rates, particularly those in the 26 and older age range.