Analysis of Administrative Data Sets

CFF conducts numerous analyses of administrative data sets at the national, State and local levels. CCF’s special expertise in this area includes an understanding and ability to manipulate data within the child welfare, substance abuse and mental health administrative data sets.

At the national level, CFF conducts analyses of the:

  • Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS)
  • Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS)
  • National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS)
  • National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD)
  • Child and Family Services Review (CFSR)
  • Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN)
  • Center for State Foster Care and Adoption Data
  • National Data Analysis System (NDAS)
  • Inventory of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (I-SATS)
  • National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS)
  • Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS)
  • National Outcome Measures (NOMS) for Co-Occurring Disorders
  • National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

At the State and local level, CFF incorporates national level administrative data records by combining State and sub-state data with local level analyses to examine local trends. In conjunction with ongoing research and evaluation projects, CFF assists clients by "cleaning" state and local data of errors, modeling relationships and projecting trends. CFF often produces applied analyses used in planning and evaluation.