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Message ID: 9963
Date: 2015-12-19

Author:Barth, Rick

Subject:RE: Cost of foster care placement

Mary, Hitting the Marc provides a methodology for figuring out foster care costs, and has an analysis for NC, http://www.childrensrights.org/publication/hitting-m-r-c-establishing-foster-care-minimum-adequate-rates-children-2007/ Also, Barth, Guo and Lee in Social Service Review did some work on the cost of foster care in NC. Mary Hansen is one of the best economists working in this area—although largely focused on adoption. Goldfaber et al has some useful information although largely focused on placement moves, and their cost. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3589566/ Best wishes, Rick Richard P. Barth, Dean and President of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare University of Maryland School of Social Work 525 W. Redwood Street Baltimore, MD 21210 410 706 7794 rbarth@ssw.umaryland.edu From: bounce-120000521-26628876@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120000521-26628876@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Mary Haskett Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 10:07 PM To: Child-Maltreatment-Research-L@cornell.edu Subject: Cost of foster care placement I am working with a team to conduct a return-on-investment analysis for a child abuse prevention program in NC. As part of this process, we need to determine the cost of foster care placement. Does anyone have a recommendation for a publication and/or other source to estimate these costs? I realize this is an incredibly complex issue to "cost" (will vary by state, which costs are included, immediate vs. long-term costs, etc). We are considering all aspects of the costs and would appreciate your recommendations. Thank you all-- Mary Haskett -- Mary E. Haskett Professor, Psychology NC State University phone (919) 515-1710 fax (919) 515-1716 mary_haskett@ncsu.edu "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou

Mary, Hitting the Marc provides a methodology for figuring out foster care costs, and has an analysis for NC, http://www.childrensrights.org/publication/hitting-m-r-c-establishing-foster-care-minimum-adequate-rates-children-2007/ Also, Barth, Guo and Lee in Social Service Review did some work on the cost of foster care in NC. Mary Hansen is one of the best economists working in this area—although largely focused on adoption. Goldfaber et al has some useful information although largely focused on placement moves, and their cost. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3589566/ Best wishes, Rick Richard P. Barth, Dean and President of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare University of Maryland School of Social Work 525 W. Redwood Street Baltimore, MD 21210 410 706 7794 rbarthssw.umaryland.edu From: bounce-120000521-26628876list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120000521-26628876list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Mary Haskett Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 10:07 PM To: Child-Maltreatment-Research-Lcornell.edu Subject: Cost of foster care placement I am working with a team to conduct a return-on-investment analysis for a child abuse prevention program in NC. As part of this process, we need to determine the cost of foster care placement. Does anyone have a recommendation for a publication and/or other source to estimate these costs? I realize this is an incredibly complex issue to "cost" (will vary by state, which costs are included, immediate vs. long-term costs, etc). We are considering all aspects of the costs and would appreciate your recommendations. Thank you all-- Mary Haskett -- Mary E. Haskett Professor, Psychology NC State University phone (919) 515-1710 fax (919) 515-1716 mary_haskettncsu.edu "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou