Maltreatment in Care

Maltreatment in care (MIC) refers to substantiated incidents of child abuse or neglect suffered by children in the care and supervision of child welfare agencies. Typically, this is defined as substantiated incidents of maltreatment experienced by children during foster care placements, but also includes children that are placed in residential or other settings (including the biological family home under CFSR round 3 criteria), as long as the agency is responsible for the child’s safety and well-being.  The current project is focused on understand the risk and protective factors associated with MIC in Michigan.  The Child and Adolescent Data Lab is working with Michigan’s Children’s Services Agency to help support care providers and prevent incidents of maltreatment in care. 

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