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Measuring Child Maltreatment Benchmark Constructs: Tips on Using Administrative Data Sources

Project: Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation

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Awardees of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program collect measurable data across six benchmark areas.

This brief focuses on the measurement of three benchmark constructs related to child maltreatment using child welfare agency administrative data sources. It explains the constructs and explains how awardees can obtain administrative data by establishing an effective working relationship with agencies.