Child Welfare

Child Welfare is a professional trade journal published bimonthly by the Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Arlington, Va. Founded in 1921, the journal provides policy, practice, and program information to professionals who work in the child welfare industry.

Articles from Vol. 74, No. 5, September

Attempted Non-Family Abductions
National estimates suggest that more than 100,000 children in the U.S. experience an attempted abduction by a non-family member each year. Most of those incidents befall young children--boys and girls ages four to 11--and, despite not being completed,...
Family Foster Care Placement: The Child's Perspective
This study of the impact of family foster care placement as seen by a number of children ages 11 to 14 found that, although placement caused severe disruption for the children because of the necessity of blending into new neighborhoods, schools, and...
How Many Children Were Adopted in 1992
This article presents the most recent and accurate information on the total number of adoptions in the United States. It continues the analysis of adoption information published by CHILD WELFARE in the May/June 1990 and May/June 1993 issues by providing...
Romanian Adoption: Parents' Dreams, Nightmares, and Realities
In Canada, 1,013 visas were issued to Romanian children between January 1990 and April 1991 to enter the country as landed immigrants. Many of these children come from placements where resources for early care were extremely limited. They provide a sample...
The Influence of the Family Preservation Model on Child Sexual Abuse Intervention Strategies: Changes in Child Welfare Worker Tasks
Traditional child sexual abuse assessment and intervention methods can be problematic, especially in instances of intrafamilial offenses. This article discusses those problems, the benefits of alternative strategies in use today, and the adaptations...
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