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August 2007Vol. 8, No. 7Mapping Diagnosed Conditions: An AFCARS Technical Bulletin

States seeking information on mapping diagnosed conditions as they appear in a State's information system to the national Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) may benefit from a recent technical bulletin published by the National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology. Technical Bulletin #14 provides background information on AFCARS and includes regulatory definitions for the proper collection and reporting of the disability information in the AFCARS adoption and foster care files.