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6.1: Placement Settings by Time in Care

Of all children served in foster care during the year who had been in care for the time periods listed below, what percentage had no more than two placement settings during that time period? (a) Less than 12 months from the time of latest removal from home; (b) At least 12 months but less than 24 months; (c) At least 24 months but less than 36 months; (d) At least 36 months but less than 48 months; (e) 48 or more months

Numerator: Children who had no more than two placement settings

Denominator Statement: All children served in foster care during the year who were in foster care for at least 12 months but less than 24 months

Measure Set: Child Welfare

Data Source: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System (AFCARS)Organizational Surveys

Target Population: Adolescents, Children

Categories: Social Determinants of Health, Economic Factors, Housing stability

Additional Information: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/cwo10_14.pdf

Keywords: Foster care

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