Foster Care - Population flow during reporting period

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Definitions: Number of children in out-of-home placement on the first day of the period, admissions and discharges during the period, number of children on the last day of the period and total number of children served during the period.

Data Source: AFCARS Longitudinal File prepared for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families by Hornby Zeller Associates, Inc.

Footnotes: The same child can have multiple admissions and discharges during the period, but the numbers at the beginning and end of the period and the total number served are not duplicated.

As noted above, this is based on the AFCARS longitudinal file.  Additions and changes to that file after the initial submission are not reflected here. All these reports are based on the initial submissions.