Data and Research

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Child Welfare Public ​Dashboard. The reports shown on this dashboard are based on the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Round 3 Federal Measures. This dashboard is prepared from files produced by University of Kansas Center for Research Results Oriented Management Application using Oregon Child Welfare data.​​​ If you have any question, comments or feedback, please contact CW.WebsiteRequests@dhsoha.state.or.us​​.

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General information​

​​​The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Child Welfare Division submits numerous reports throughout the year to meet state and federal requirements. Those reports will be shared and updated on this page. This is to provide transparency in our reports and data and to provide insight on our strategic improvements.

In addition, the federal measures will be accessibl​e by an interactive dashboard. The federal measure dashboard will be updated on the month following the quarter end (i.e., January to March data will be updated on the dashboard by the end of April; April to June data will be updated on the dashboard by the end of July; etc.). The measures on the dashboard are the federal definitions and paired with lay definitions to help increase the understanding of the measures.​

​​Enter/ed Care: Children are considered to have entered care on the date they were physically removed from their home or the date of a signed voluntary placement agreement.

In Care: Children are considered in care from the date they are physically removed from their home through the date they are discharged.

Discharged from Foster Care: Children are considered discharged from care on either the date of a court order dismissing state custody or the date six months after the child returned home, whichever comes first.

Permanency: Permanency is defined as a discharge from foster care to one of five permanent plans, reunification, adoption, guardianship, placement with a fit and willing relative or another planned permanency living arrangement (APPLA).

Reunification: Reunification is defined as when a child has a trial home visit that results in discharge from care.​​

Federal measures definitions

​​Definition: Rate of victimization per 100,000 days of foster care for all children in foster care during a 12-month target period. 

Rolling 12 Month Target Period: The target period is the rolling 12-month period that ended on the report period end date.

Count of Founded Reports: Count of founded reports during the rolling 12-month period where the report received date was during the time the child was in a foster care episode lasting 8 days or more (time in trial home visit is included) minus founded reports where:

  • the child was age 18 or more at the time of the report;
  • the incident date of the report occurred outside of the removal episode (even if the report date is within the episode); or
  • the report occurred within the first 7 days of removal.

Count of Days: Total of days in foster care (including days in trial home visit) minus days:

  • the child was age 18 or over
  • days in foster care episodes lasting less than 8 days

Calculation

  • Numerator: (Of children counted in the denominator) total number of founded reports of maltreatment (by any perpetrator) during any foster care episode within the rolling 12-month period.

Divided b​y

  • Denominator: Of children in foster care during a 12-month period, the total number of days these children were in foster care during the rolling 12-month period.

Multiplied by 100,000

National Standard: 8.04 victimizations per 100,000 days in care​

​Definition: The percent of children who were victims of another founded maltreatment allegation within 12 months of their initial report of all children who were victims of a founded report of maltreatment during a 12-month target period. Unit of analysis is the child.

12-Month Target Period: The first 12 months of the 2-year measurement period ending in the reporting period (see graphic below).

Report Dates: The report date (received) will be used to determine if a child is counted in the 12-month target period (regardless of disposition date) and is used to determine whether maltreatment recurrence occurred within 12 months.

Adjustments/Exclusions

  • Subsequent reports will not be counted as a recurrence if the subsequent report of maltreatment was within 14 days of the earlier report or if it has the same incident date (if provided) as the earlier report.
  • Youth 18 Years Excluded – Reports of youth age 18 or more are excluded from the calculation of the indicator.

Calculation

  • Numerator: (Of children counted in the denominator) total children that had another founded report of maltreatment within 12 months of their initial report.

Divided by​​​​

  • Denominator: Number of children with at least one founded report of maltreatment in a rolling 12-month target period.

National Standard: 9.0% 

Example Cohort Graphic: Report for September 2014 will be based on a cohort of children that had a substantiated or indicated CPS report sometime in Oct. 1, 2012 through Sep. 30, 2013.

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​​​Definition: Of children who enter care in a 12-month target period and discharged within 12 months to reunification, living with a relative(s) or guardianship, wh​at percent re-entered foster care within 12 months of discharge.

12-Month Target Period: The first 12 months of the 3-year measurement period presented in 12-month periods. Uses the same entry cohort as is used by the permanency in 12 months measure.

Adjustments/Exclusions

  • Removal episodes for children over the age of seventeen and removal episodes shorter than 8 days are excluded from the data.
  • A child can be counted more than once if they had more than one removal episode.  If there are multiple times a child re-enters within 12 months of their discharge, only the first reported re-entry to foster care will be counted as a re-entry.

Calculation

  • Numerator: Of children counted in the denominator, those who re-entered foster care within 12 months of their discharge from foster care.

Divided by​​

  • Denominator: Number of children who entered foster care in a 12-month period and discharged within 12 months to reunification, living with other relative or guardianship

National Standard: 8.3%


Example Cohort Graphic: Report for September 2014 will be based on an entry cohort of children who entered care Oct. 1, 2011 through Sep. 30, 2012 and discharged within 12 months to reunification, living with other relatives, or guardianship.

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​​Definition: The percent of children who enter care in a target 12-month period who discharged to permanency in less than 12 months of entering care. The unit of analysis is the child. 

The report period is a 12-month target period which includes children who entered care in the first 12 months of the 3-year measurement period as described below:​

Adjustments/Exclusions

  • Removal episodes for children that enter care at or after the age of 18 are excluded.
  • Removal episodes shorter than 8 days are excluded from the data.
  • A child can be counted more than once if they had more than one removal episode.

Calculation

  • Numerator: Of the children counted in the denominator, those who discharged to permanency within 12 months of entering care and before turning age 18. 

Divided by

  • Denominator: Number of children who entered care in 12-month period.​

National Standard:  40.5%​


Example Cohort Graphic: Report for September 2015 will be based on an entry cohort of children who entered foster care Oct. 1, 2012 through Sep. 30, 2013. ​""

Definition: The percent of children that discharged from care to permanency within 12 months of the first day of the 12-month period who had been in care between 12 and 23 months. The unit of analysis is the child.

First Day of 12-Month Period: A 12-month period looking back to the first day of the month 12 months prior to the report period displayed.

Adjustments/Exclusions

  • Excludes youth who are over the age of 18 or more on the first day of the 12-month period.

Calculation

  • Numerator: Of children counted in the denominator, children who discharged to permanency within 12 months of the first day of the 12-month rolling period and before turning age 18

D​i​vided by

  • Denominator: The total number of children in foster care on the first day of a 12-month rolling period who had been in foster care between 12 and 23 months


National Standard:
43.6% 


Example Cohort Graphic: Report for September 2015 will be based a cohort of children in foster care on Oct. 1, 2014 who had been in care for 12-23 months as of that day.

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​Definition: ​The percent of children that discharged to permanency within 12 months of the first day of the 12-month period who had been in care for 24 months or more. Unit of analysis is the child.

First Day of 12-Month Period: A 12-month period looking back to the first day of the month 12 months prior to the report period displayed.

Adjustments/Exclusions

  • Excludes youth who are over the age of 18 or more on the first day of the 12-month period.

Calculation

  • Numerator: Of children counted in the denominator, children who discharged to permanency within 12 months of the first day of the 12-month rolling period and before turning age 18

Divid​ed by

  • Denominator: The total number of children in foster care on the first day of a 12-month rolling period who had been in foster care more than 24 months.

National Standard: 30.3% 


Example Cohort Graphic: Report for September 2015 will be based a cohort of children in foster care on Oct. 1, 2014 who had been in care 24 or more months as of that day.

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​​​Definition: Rate of placement moves 1,000 per day of foster for all children who entered care in a 12-month target period. Unit of analysis is the placement move and days in removal episode during the 12-month target period.

12 Month Target Period: the target period is the 12-month period that ends on the report period end date.

Count of Days: Total number of days of care provided during the 12-month period for children who entered care during the 12-month period (including days in trial home visit and days across removal episodes) minus days: 

  • where the child was age 18 or over
  • days in foster care episodes lasting less than 8 days

Placement Moves: ​Number of moves are the number times a child changes a placement setting within a removal episode that is required to be counted in AFCARS.  In general, placement setting counts not included in the calculation are trial home visits, runaway, respite care, and changes in a single foster family home's status (e.g. licensing change from foster care to adoption).

Cumulative Across Episodes: Both the days in care and placement moves are counted even when the child is in multiple removal episodes in the same year.

Calculation

  • Numerator: (Of children counted in the denominator) the total number of placement moves during the 12-month period.

Divided b​y

  • Denominator: Of children who entered care in a 12-month period, the total number of days these children were in foster care during the rolling 12-month period.

​Multiplied by 1,000

National Standard: 4.12 moves per 1,000 days in foster care

Example Cohort Graphic: Report for September 2014 will be based on an entry cohort of children who entered care Oct. 1, 2013 through Sep. 30, 2014.

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