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. 75, No. 6, November/December

Certification for Child Protective Services Staff Members: The Texas Initiative
Cases coming to the attention of child protective service agencies are increasingly complex and difficult, while the number of trained staff members has decreased substantially over the last 10 years. Some states are attempting to improve the situation...
Families with Multiple Problems through a Bowenian Lens
This article examines family processes in 17 families with multiple problems through a Bowenian perspective. It was hypothesized that the parents in these families would demonstrate lower levels of differentiation than a norm group of adults drawn from...
Reorienting Intensive Family Preservation Services in Relation to Public Child Welfare Practice
Despite broad support for family preservation as a policy, an approach to service delivery, and a program model, sufficient knowledge has accumulated to warrant reconsidering the use of intensive family preservation programs in public child welfare practice....
Rethinking the Effects of Homelessness on Children: Resiliency and Competency
An urban family shelter in New England operates an on-site early childhood education program for the children of shelter residents and families living in the community. In contrast to the findings in much of the research on young homeless children, the...
Understanding and Countering Racism with First Nations Children in Out-of-Home Care
Although First Nations communities in Canada are increasingly taking control of their own child welfare services, their children are still overrepresented in out-of-home care. First Nations children are frequently placed in non-Native environments where...
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