Stephanie Cuccaro-Alamin

Stephanie Cuccaro-AlaminSTEPHANIE CUCCARO-ALAMIN is an associate specialist with the California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP) at Berkeley Social Welfare.

Her research interests include child welfare services, poverty and the use of linked administrative data for program evaluation and policy research. 

Email:  stephca@berkeley.edu

Research / Expertise

  • Child Welfare Services
  • Poverty
  • Linked Administrative Data

Expanded Publications

Cuccaro-Alamin, S., Foust, R, Vaithianathan, R. & & Putnam-Hornstein, E. (2017). Risk assessment and decision making in child protective services: Predictive risk modeling in context. Children and Youth Services Review, 79, 291–298.

Cuccaro-Alamin, S. & Putnam-Hornstein, E. (2016). The Family Education Rights Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Implications for Research with Administrative Records. Los Angeles, CA: Children’s Data Network. http://www.datanetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/CDN-FERPA-Overview_Final.pdf

Cuccaro-Alamin, S., Hammond, I., McCroskey, J., Webster, D. & Putnam-Hornstein, E. (March 2015). Transition age youth and the child protections system: Demographic and case characteristics. California. A report funded by and prepared for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Los Angeles, CA: Children’s Data Network. http://www.datanetwork.org/research/1011

Cuccaro-Alamin, S., Hammond, I., McCroskey, J., Webster, D. & Putnam-Hornstein, E. (March 2015). Transition age youth and the child protections system: Demographic and case characteristics. Los Angeles County. A report funded by and prepared for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Los Angeles, CA: Children’s Data Network. http://www.datanetwork.org/research/1011

Cuccaro-Alamin, S. & Putnam-Hornstein, E. (2014). The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Implications for Research with Administrative Records. Los Angeles, CA: Children’s Data Network. http://www.datanetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/CDN-HIPAA-Overview_Final.pdf

Crampton, D. S., Usher, C., Wildfire, J., Webster, D., & Cuccaro-Alamin, S. (2011). Does community and family engagement enhance permanency for children in foster care? Findings from an evaluation of the family to family initiative. Child Welfare, 90(4), pp. 61-77.

Macomber, J., Kuehn, D., McDaniel, M., Vericker, T., Pergamit, M., Cuccaro-Alamin, S., Needell, B., Duncan, D., Kum, H., Stewart, J., Lee, C., & Barth, R.P.  (2008). Coming of Age: Employment Outcomes for Youth Who Age Out of Foster Care Through Their Middle Twenties. Washington, DC:  US Department of Health and Human Services  

Barth, R. P., Locklin-Brown, E., Cuccaro-Alamin, S., & Needell, B.  (2002). Administrative data on the well-being of children on and off welfare. Studies of Welfare Populations:  Data Collection and Research Issues. Washington, DC:  National Academy Press, National Research Council. (pp. 316-352)

Needell, B. Cuccaro-Alamin, S. Brookhart, A. & Lee, S. (1999).  Transitions from AFDC to Child Welfare in California. Children and Youth Services Review, 21(9/10), pp. 815-841.

U.S. Department of Education: National Center for Education Statistics. First-Generation Students: Undergraduates Whose Parents Never Enrolled in Postsecondary Education, NCES98-082, by Anne-Marie Nunéz and Stephanie Cuccaro-Alamin. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1998.

U.S. Department of Education: National Center for Education Statistics. Postsecondary Financing Strategies: How Undergraduates Combine Work, Borrowing, and Attendance, NCES98-088, by Stephanie Cuccaro-Alamin and Susan P. Choy. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1998.

U.S. Department of Education: National Center for Education Statistics. Findings from The Condition of Education 1997,  No. 13 Postsecondary Persistence and Attainment, NCES96-984, by Stephanie Cuccaro-Alamin. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1997. 

U.S. Department of Education: National Center for Education Statistics. The Condition of Education 1997, NCES96-304, by Thomas M. Smith, Beth Aronstamn Young, Yupin Bae, Susan P. Choy and Nabeel Absalam. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1997. Issue in Focus:  Postsecondary Persistence and Attainment, by Stephanie Cuccaro-Alamin.

U.S. Department of Education: National Center for Education Statistics. The Condition of Education 1997,  NCES96-304, by Thomas M. Smith, Beth Aronstamn Young, Yupin Bae, Susan P. Choy, and Nabeel Absalam. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1997.  Employment and Postsecondary Persistence and Attainment, by Stephanie Cuccaro-Alamin.

U.S. Department of Education: National Center for Education Statistics. The Condition of Education 1997, NCES97-388, by Thomas M. Smith, Beth Aronstamn Young, Yupin Bae, Susan P. Choy, and Nabeel Absalam. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1997.  Subbaccalaureate Persistence and Attainment, by Stephanie Cuccaro-Alamin.

U.S. Department of Education: National Center for Education Statistics. The Condition of Education 1996,  NCES96-304, by Thomas M. Smith. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996. Persistence Towards a Bachelor’s Degree, by Stephanie Cuccaro-Alamin and Lutz K. Berkner.

U.S. Department of Education: National Center for Education Statistics. Descriptive Summary of 1989-90 Beginning Postsecondary Students 5 Years Later: With an Essay on Postsecondary Persistence and Attainment, NCES96-155, by Lutz K. Berkner, Stephanie Cuccaro-Alamin, and Alexander C. McCormick, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996.