Shows the known latest placement setting for children in foster care on a given day (9/30). Totals and percentages are based on those children for whom the placement is known. Placement settings are the different environments
that children can be placed in while in the foster care system.
Pre-adoptive settings, as well as foster family settings (both relative
and non-relative) are family-based placement settings. Group homes and
institutions are more restrictive placement settings and are often
referred to as congregate care settings.
AFCARS Longitudinal File prepared for Pennsylvania Department of Human
Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families by Hornby Zeller