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Message ID: 9964
Date: 2015-12-19

Author:Ruth Anne White

Subject:RE: Cost of foster care placement

I would be interested in others’ thoughts on this as well. You might find the methodology section of this 2004 article helpful. We’ve recently reapplied this methodology in a study comparing the use of Title IV-E dollars to subsidize housing for families to the cost of out of home placement. Using only Title IV-E eligible kids, we found that the average cost of placement per child annually was $18,240 in 2013. Harburger, D. with R. White. (2004). Reunifying families, cutting costs: Housing-child welfare partnerships for permanent supportive housing. Child Welfare, 83(5), 493-508. Ruth White, MSSA Executive Director National Center for Housing & Child Welfare 4707 Calvert Road College Park, MD 20740 phone 301-699-0151 toll free 866-790-6766 fax 301-699-0152 rwhite@nchcw.org www.nchcw.org Strengthening America's families through affordable housing. From: bounce-120000521-12859385@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120000521-12859385@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

I would be interested in others’ thoughts on this as well. You might find the methodology section of this 2004 article helpful. We’ve recently reapplied this methodology in a study comparing the use of Title IV-E dollars to subsidize housing for families to the cost of out of home placement. Using only Title IV-E eligible kids, we found that the average cost of placement per child annually was $18,240 in 2013. Harburger, D. with R. White. (2004). Reunifying families, cutting costs: Housing-child welfare partnerships for permanent supportive housing. Child Welfare, 83(5), 493-508. Ruth White, MSSA Executive Director National Center for Housing & Child Welfare 4707 Calvert Road College Park, MD 20740 phone 301-699-0151 toll free 866-790-6766 fax 301-699-0152 rwhitenchcw.org www.nchcw.org Strengthening America's families through affordable housing. From: bounce-120000521-12859385list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120000521-12859385list.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