Foster Care - Total and first-time entries in reporting period

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Definitions: Total number of children who entered foster care placement during the reporting period.  This total includes those children who entered foster care for the first time.  The first time entries and the percent of total entries are also provided.

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

Footnotes: Counts can be duplicated because a child can enter placement more than one time during the reporting period.  First time entries are unduplicated.