Adolescents in the child welfare system who are placed in family-like settings by county

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Includes the percentage of adolescents in the child welfare system, ages 12–17, who are placed in a family-like setting at any given point in time, as a percentage of all placements. Family-like settings include placement with kin, in a foster home, Foster Family Agency (FFA) or FFA certified home, in a court-specified home, with a guardian, in a trial home visit or in a pre-adoption placement. Group care, transitional housing and shelters are not considered family-like settings. Adolescents residing in the following placement types were excluded from the analysis because it could not be determined if the adolescent was living in a family-like setting: Supervised Independent Living Placements (SLIP), other, runaway, missing, and non-foster care placements. Children Now analysis of Child Welfare Dynamic Report System, April 2014 and April 2016, “Point in Time/Children in Foster Care,” California Department of Social Services and Center for Social Services Research at University of California, Berkeley, Child Welfare Data Analysis Bureau (July 2016).

Note: Data points that are based on fewer than 10 cases are marked with an asterisk and should be interpreted with caution.

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Asterisks*

An asterisk indicates that data should be interpreted with caution. Asterisks were used to note low number of events (fewer than 10) or unstable data with large confidence intervals. Data or estimates with low numbers and large confidence intervals indicate that a data point may not be a true representation of the larger population.

NA (Not Available)

Data that are not available are noted as NA. The most frequent reasons for using the NA annotation include the unavailability of longitudinal data, data suppression from the original data source due to a low number event, or statistically unstable estimates.