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Message ID: 9614
Date: 2014-04-04

Author:Smith, Keith R.

Subject:RE: *URGENT* NSCAW Support

Disclaimer: This original message, submitted through this listserv, was generated by many researchers who support the National Survey of Child and Adolescent and Well-Being (NSCAW). The Administration of Children and Families (ACF) has not been informed and has no knowledge of this grass root support of NSCAW. This support emerged in response to the publicly posted document on the web with the FY 2015 budget justification that includes the NSCAW study (see: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/olab/fy_2015_congressional_budget_justification.pdf ). ------------------- 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

Disclaimer: This original message, submitted through this listserv, was generated by many researchers who support the National Survey of Child and Adolescent and Well-Being (NSCAW). The Administration of Children and Families (ACF) has not been informed and has no knowledge of this grass root support of NSCAW. This support emerged in response to the publicly posted document on the web with the FY 2015 budget justification that includes the NSCAW study (see: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/olab/fy_2015_congressional_budget_justification.pdf ). ------------------- 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