Presents sources of data on the abuse and neglect of children in foster care and other out-of-home care settings, such as residential or institutional facilities. Resources include State and local examples.
Prevalence of Maltreatment Among Youths in Public Sectors of Care
Miller, Green, Fettes, & Aarons
Child Maltreatment, 16(3), 2011
Examines multiple types of maltreatment across five public sectors of care using data from youths aged 11 to 18 enrolled in one of the five sectors.
Table 3-16: CFSR: Absence of Maltreatment in Foster Care, 2008-2012 (PDF - 4,372 KB)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau (2013)
In Child Maltreatment 2012
Presents the percentage of children in foster care who were not maltreated by a foster parent or residential facility staff member.
Protecting Children: A Review of Investigations of Institutional Child Abuse and Neglect (PDF - 1040 KB)
New Jersey Office of the Child Advocate (2008)
Reports on cases of abuse in out-of-home settings during 2007 in New Jersey. Results address the effectiveness of the reporting and investigating procedures for these cases and suggestions on how to improve processes.