Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Children, Youth and Families

Children a Risk in the Child Welfare System: Collaborations to Promote School Readiness


A study of collaboration among the child welfare, early intervention and preschool special education, and early care and education systems to promote the school readiness of children in the child welfare system, based on an analysis of data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (NSCAW) and a case study in Colorado that included key stakeholder interviews and foster parent and caseworker surveys.

Suggested Citation: Ward H, Yoon SY, Atkins J, et al. Children at Risk in the Child Welfare System: Collaborations to Promote School Readiness. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service; 2009.

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April 1, 2009

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