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If you would like to be a Foster Parent or Resource Family, please call: 1-800-722-4477

If you have questions or suspect child abuse, please call: 1-800-827-8724

For further information, please visit our web site http://www.sbcounty.gov/dcs

County of San Bernardino Total Area*: 20,105.3 square miles (The Largest County in California) (Land Area: 20,052.5 square miles, Water Area: 52.8 square miles) Total Population Under 18 Years (% of Ethnicity Comparison)

80.00% 60.00% 40.00% 22.32% 48.80%

County of San Bernardino 1,709,434 552,047

Phelan, Pinon Hills & Wrightwood 20,958 6,250

70.96%

County of San Bernardino Phelan, Pinon Hills & Wrightw ood

33.20%

County of San Bernardino Brief Overview & Population Comparison with Communities of Phelan, Pinon Hills and Wrightwood

20.00% 0.00%

Hispanic/Latino White

9.90% 1.31%

Black/African Am erican

3.90% 0.29%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0.50% 1.06% 3.60% 4.06%

Am erican Indian Other

Referral Information for Phelan, Pinon Hills & Wrightwood (2009)

Referral Rate and Foster Care Entry Rate Referral Rate Foster Care Entry Rate Phelan Area (2009) 61.9 per 1,000 Children 2.5 per 1,000 Children Phelan Area (2008) 56.4 per 1,000 Children 3.2 per 1,000 Children In 2009, 6.1% (61.9 per 1,000) children less than 18 year old had child abuse/neglect referrals, and 0.25% (2.5 per 1,000) children were removed from their family in the Phelan Hills Area. The Phelan, Pinon Hills & Wrightwood had a higher referral rate and a lower foster care entry rate in 2009 compared to 2008.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Children in Child Welfare System

How many child abuse/neglect incidents were reported?

Number of Number of Families 1 Children (Total = 336) (Total = 448) 239

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What types of allegations were investigated?

Reports of Child Abuse or Neglect (2009) Of all referrals received, 71.13% resulted in a CPS investigation: Of all referrals received, 7.14% were found to be true: Of all referrals received, 3.27% resulted in an open case: Of all referrals received, 2.68% resulted in a child removal:

County of San Bernardino investigated 451 child abuse reports in Phelan area in 2009 for 387 children. The following table represents types of allegations investigated. Neglect accounted for the highest proportion of allegations. *One child can have more than one allegation. Type of Allegation General Neglect Physical Abuse At Risk, Sibling Abused Sexual Abuse Severe Neglect Caretaker Absence/Incapacity Emotional Abuse Substantial Risk Total Allegations Children 192 93 69 47 17 17 15 1 451 % 42.6% 20.6% 15.3% 10.4% 3.8% 3.8% 3.3% 0.2%

2 3 5 4

387

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42

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If you would like to be a Foster Parent or Resource Family, please call: 1-800-722-4477

If you have questions or suspect child abuse, please call: 1-800-827-8724 How were the investigations concluded? 451 allegations were investigated.

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How many allegations were investigated in your communities in 2009? 239 families were involved in investigations.

131 45 36 15 12 0 50

92371 92372 92397 Missing/Inaccurate Zip 92329 (PO Box)

Unfounded 88% (396)

Substantiated 9% (42) Inconclusive 3% (13)

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150

How many placement resources are there in Phelan, Pinon Hills & Wrightwood?

20 15 10 5 0

FFA Certified Home 0 3 3 1 Relative/ NREFM Guardian Home Home 0 1 5 0 2 0 2 0 Foster Family Home 4 3 9 1

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Where were children placed after they were removed in 2009? 16 children were placed in the out-of-home care residences. The following table indicates the types of placement home where they spent the longest time since their removal in 2009. Predominate Placement Home FFA Certified Home Relative/NREFM Home Foster Family Home Total Children Removed Children 11 4 1 19

92397 92372 92371 92329

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Is there disproportionality in the referral rate and child removal rate in child welfare? Disproportionality in child welfare exists when any ethnic group has a higher rate or proportion of referrals, removals and in care numbers than the total population. In Phelan area, Asian/Pacific Islander children have higher rates of investigated referrals and Hispanic/Latino children have higher removal rates compared to other ethnicities.

# of # of 2000 Investigated Removal Children Census Referral Removed Rate per with an Population Rate per Children in 1,000 Investigated 2009 Under 18 1,000 Referral

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Fostterr Carre Removalll and Plllacementt Foste r Care Remova and P a cement Fos e Ca e Remova and P acemen Outtcomes fforr Chiiilldrren iiin Phelllan,,, Piiinon Outc omes fo r Ch ld re n n Phe a n P n on Ou comes o Ch d en n Phe an P non Hiiilllls & Wrriighttwood ((2009)) H lls & Wrig htw ood (2 009) H s & W gh wood 2009

Of the 16 children removed from their families in 2009: · 4 children have been reunified to date and 1 youth reached age of majority. · Of the 11 children who are currently in care and the 1 child who re-entered care after reunification: o 11 children were placed with non-relatives: o 9 children were placed in other communities (of those 9 children, 8 children were placed in other high desert communities) o 2 children were placed in homes in Phelan, Pinon Hills or Wrightwood o 1 child was placed with relatives: o 1 child was placed with relatives who live in other non-desert communities

White Hispanic/Latino Black/African American Other Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian Unknown Total

4,435 1,395 82 254 18 66 0 6,250

279 85 6 0 3 0 14 387

62.91 60.93 73.17 0.00 166.67 0.00 0.00 61.92

7 9 0 0 0 0 0 16

1.58 6.45 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.56

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