Evidence Reviews

What factors predict placement in foster care? What are the most common outcomes of entering foster care? What programs and activities have proven most effective at reducing early childhood abuse and neglect?

To answer these questions, Pay for Prevention reviewed the entire English-language literature (over 2,700 published papers), separated the wheat from the chaff, and then assigned strict quality ratings to those few studies that showed significant results.

Here’s what that process looked like:

Evidence Review Summary Chart

Some findings surprised us. Some findings didn’t. But even “expected” results contain important details and valuable lessons. View the Findings section to see what happens when you combine those details and lessons with ten years of data about Oregon children.