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This list of resources is part of the EBSS Reference Sources & Services Committee's Statistical Directory. You can view the entire directory here: [1]


Poverty/TANF/Welfare

Administration for Children & Families, “U.S. Welfare Caseload Information,” Administration for Children & Families, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/news/stats/newstat2.shtml

This government site features data on TANF recipients, state by state welfare recipients since 1993, and percentages of the US population on welfare since 1960.

Administration for Children & Families, “TANF Financial Data,” Administration for Children & Families, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofs/data/index.html

Data on state and federal TANF funding from 1997 to the present.

U.S. Census Bureau, “Poverty,” U.S. Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/poverty.html

This comprehensive resource includes basic information on how poverty is measured, poverty rates from the past year, and data for specific counties and states.

Social Work Employment

U.S. Department of Labor, “Social Workers,” U.S Department of Labor, http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos060.htm

The site from the US department of labor includes salary data for social workers, and the number of social workers within the major specialities of the field.

U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Employment & Wages for Social Workers in the Mental Health Field,” U.S. Department of Labor, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211023.htm

Includes employment compensation and national estimates of professionals specializing in this area of social work.

U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Employment & Wages for Social Workers in the Medical and Public Health Fields,” U.S. Department of Labor, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211022.htm

Includes employment compensation and national estimates of professionals specializing in medical social work.

U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Employment & Wages for Social Workers working with children, families, and schools,” U.S. Department of Labor, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211021.htm#nat

Includes employment compensation and national estimates of professionals focusing on children, families, and schools settings.

Children

Family Life Development Center, “National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect,” Cornell University, http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/

The site provides datasets on adoption and foster care analysis and child abuse.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Center, “National Juvenile Court Data, Archive” U.S. Department of Justice, http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/ojstatbb/njcda/

The National Juvenile Court Data Archive provides datasets on the activities of juvenile courts from around the country.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation, “Kids Count Online Data,” The Annie E. Casey Foundation, http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/data.htm

Includes basic census data pertaining to children.

Mental Health

National Center for Health Statistics “Mental Health Disorders,” Centers for Disease Control, http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/mental.htm

A division of the CDC, the National Center for Health Statistics has statistics on patients receiving out-patient mental health care, patients in hospitals, and mental illness data within nursing homes. It also includes data on suicide.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, Office of Applied Studies, “Mental Health & Substance Abuse Statistics,” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, Office of Applied Studies, http://www.drugabusestatistics.samhsa.gov/

Features reports with data on methamphetamine use, emergency room visits due to substance abuse and mental health problems, and suicide rates.

Other

Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online,” Bureau of Justice Statistics, http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/

A comprehensive, up-to-date directory on crime statistics ranging from prison finance, arrests, public opinion, and the death penalty.

U.S Census Bureau, “Health Insurance,” U.S. Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/hlthins.html

Current data income, health insurance coverage, and health care utilization for the United States population.

U.S. Census Bureau, “Housing Statistics,” U.S. Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/housing.html

Statistics on homeownership, affordability, and housing vacancy data. The site also includes historical tables on crowding, rents, and homeownership by race.

U.S. Census Bureau, “Minority Links,” U.S.Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/NEWafamML1.html

Social and economic characteristics on African American, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.

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