Skip to Content


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

Proposed Projects

Title: National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being.

OMB No.: 0970-0202.

Description: This longitudinal survey provides national estimates on the characteristics related to children and families who enter the child welfare system. It has collected data from a cohort of 6100 children who entered the child welfare system as a result of a CPS investigation between October, 1999 and April, 2001. Data were collected from the children themselves, their caregivers, their teachers, and their caseworkers at baseline, with followups at 12 and 18 months post-baseline. The current request is to pursue a 36-month followup, essentially replicating the measures that were used at baseline and at the 18-month followup.

Respondents: Children who are clients of the child welfare system, their primary caregivers, caseworkers, and teachers.

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Child interview549111.638950
Caregiver interview549111.508237
Caseworker interview23661.801893
Caseworker interview24911.751868

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20948.

In compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Start Printed Page 35120Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection.

The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication.

Start Signature

Dated: May 9, 2002.

Bob Sargis,

Reports Clearance, Officer.

End Signature End Preamble

[FR Doc. 02-12318 Filed 5-16-02; 8:45 am]