Academic journal article Child Welfare

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Academic journal article Child Welfare

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For more than a decade, Child Welfare has sponsored a student manuscript competition to encourage students to contribute original thinking and to reward quality work that addresses child welfare policies, programs, and practices. Entries are judged on the author's knowledge and writing style, and on the readability, relevance, and professionalism of the submitted work.

We are pleased to announce that Morgan Kupsinel and Darnel Dubsky, students at the University of Nebraska, have been selected as the winners of the seventh Zelma Jane "Buzz" Felten* Student Manuscript competition. Their manuscript, "Behaviorally Impaired Children in Out-of-Home Care," was selected because of its emphasis on original data that could potentially help advance the body of child welfare knowledge and the importance of its topic to the child welfare field. Although the article has some methodological limitations, the authors carefully examine the implications for behaviorally impaired children of permanency planning policy and offer support for the provision of therapeutic interventions in behalf of those children. …

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