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Message ID: 9595
Date: 2014-04-04

Author:Glenn Higgins

Subject:Re: *URGENT* NSCAW Support

Keith Thanks for the update. Given you are asking people to support your efforts, can you say a little more about how the renewed funding will be spent? You asked for grassroots efforts/support from the field. I always had the impression that NSCAW was a large mental health study and did very little to inform the field of practice. Even the key findings you note in the attached letters seem to restate findings that have been known decades. Perhaps you can point us to specific improvements in the child welfare system (in the field) that have emerged from the analysis of NSCAW data. I know I would find that very helpful. These actual improvements should be noted in the letters to our elected officials. Glenn On Friday, April 4, 2014 7:35 AM, "Smith, Keith R." wrote: Dear Child Maltreatment Researcher, I’m contacting you about an urgent legislative matter. I am not sure if you are aware that the Administration of Children and Families (ACF) is at this moment desperately trying to sustain funding that supports a vital data source, the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW). NSCAW is a nationally representative survey that enables ACF, along with researchers across multiple disciplines committed to improving outcomes for vulnerable children, to monitor the health, mental health – including trauma, development, and well-being of infants, children, and youth served by the child welfare system. NSCAW has been critical for informing current policies about children’s unmet needs – particularly the dearth of evidence-based intervention for this population. ACF is requesting funding in the FY 2015 budget for NSCAW – and that the funding is in serious jeopardy of being cut without grassroots support from the field attesting to the need for this important survey. I am reaching out to you to see if it’s possible to spread the word to colleagues in the Network about the need for letters in support of NSCAW. Letters of support urging representatives in the House and Senate to fund NSCAW are needed by this Friday, April 4. Letters of support should be emailed to Dr. Cecilia Casanueva at ccasanueva@rti.org . Dr. Casanueva, along with other leading policy researchers and child advocates across the country, are collecting these letters of support to submit to the key representatives involved with the budget process. I’ve attached a template of letters of support, as well as a one-page overview of NSCAW. Of course, if folks are moved to send letters to their state reps, that would be very helpful as well. You can find contact information for your House representative at http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ and for your Senators at http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm . Thanks for your help! Sincerely, Keith R. Smith

Keith Thanks for the update. Given you are asking people to support your efforts, can you say a little more about how the renewed funding will be spent? You asked for grassroots efforts/support from the field. I always had the impression that NSCAW was a large mental health study and did very little to inform the field of practice. Even the key findings you note in the attached letters seem to restate findings that have been known decades. Perhaps you can point us to specific improvements in the child welfare system (in the field) that have emerged from the analysis of NSCAW data. I know I would find that very helpful. These actual improvements should be noted in the letters to our elected officials. Glenn On Friday, April 4, 2014 7:35 AM, "Smith, Keith R." wrote: Dear Child Maltreatment Researcher, I’m contacting you about an urgent legislative matter. I am not sure if you are aware that the Administration of Children and Families (ACF) is at this moment desperately trying to sustain funding that supports a vital data source, the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW). NSCAW is a nationally representative survey that enables ACF, along with researchers across multiple disciplines committed to improving outcomes for vulnerable children, to monitor the health, mental health – including trauma, development, and well-being of infants, children, and youth served by the child welfare system. NSCAW has been critical for informing current policies about children’s unmet needs – particularly the dearth of evidence-based intervention for this population. ACF is requesting funding in the FY 2015 budget for NSCAW – and that the funding is in serious jeopardy of being cut without grassroots support from the field attesting to the need for this important survey. I am reaching out to you to see if it’s possible to spread the word to colleagues in the Network about the need for letters in support of NSCAW. Letters of support urging representatives in the House and Senate to fund NSCAW are needed by this Friday, April 4. Letters of support should be emailed to Dr. Cecilia Casanueva at ccasanuevarti.org . Dr. Casanueva, along with other leading policy researchers and child advocates across the country, are collecting these letters of support to submit to the key representatives involved with the budget process. I’ve attached a template of letters of support, as well as a one-page overview of NSCAW. Of course, if folks are moved to send letters to their state reps, that would be very helpful as well. You can find contact information for your House representative at http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ and for your Senators at http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm . Thanks for your help! Sincerely, Keith R. Smith