Larson has Article Published in "Children and Youth Services Review"
The January issue of Children and Youth Services Review will contain an article by Anita Larson, Minn-LInK Coordinator and Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the School of Social Work. The article, titled Cross system comparisons of children in treatment foster care: Using agency data to study cross-system child outcomes, describes the results of using typical direct-service agency data on a vulnerable population to better understand education and child welfare outcomes. By linking agency data to statewide education and child welfare records, it is possible to learn about the school attendance patterns, special education participation, and subsequent child welfare system involvement of a treatment foster care child population. Results also suggest the ways in which agencies may improve the quality of their agency data to facilitate such explorations to enhance their understanding of program outcomes.