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.
Child Maltreatment 2015
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau (2017)
Presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the United States during Federal fiscal year 2015. "Table 5-5 Perpetrators by Relationship to Their Victims, 2015" specifies the number of child abuse and neglect perpetrators who were foster parents by State.
Child Welfare Outcomes 2010–2013: Report to Congress
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau (2016)
Assesses State and national performance in operating child protection and child welfare programs under titles IV-B and IV-E in an annual report required by section 203(a) of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA). The report includes data on maltreatment of children in foster care in Federal fiscal years 2010–2013.
Prevalence of Maltreatment Among Youths in Public Sectors of Care
Miller, Green, Fettes, & Aarons (2011)
Child Maltreatment, 16(3)
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.
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.