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. 77, No. 4, July/August

A Canadian Child Welfare Agency for Urban Natives: The Clients Speak
This article is based on interviews with six clients of a child welfare agency that currently provides prevention and support services to the Native population of Metropolitan Toronto, Ontario. The clients speak about their experiences with the agency...
Preventing Child Placement in Substance-Abusing Families: Research-Informed Practice
The authors present findings from their study of a placement prevention program designed to facilitate addiction treatment for substance-abusing mothers and other primary caregivers reported for child maltreatment. Relationships between involvement in...
"Reporting Costs" to Nonoffending Parents in Cases of Intrafamilial Child Sexual Abuse
Findings from a study of 104 nonoffending parents and their sexually abused children suggest four areas in which nonoffending parents experience significant change or loss as a result of the disclosure of the sexual abuse of their children. The term...
The Parental Environment Cluster Model of Child Neglect: An Integrative Conceptual Model
The parenting environment comprises complex interacting factors at many system levels. The Parental Environment Cluster model of child neglect identifies three clusters of factors involved in the occurrence of neglectful behavior: factors related to...
Working with Avoidant Children: A Clinical Challenge
Clinicians have become increasingly aware of the difficulty inherent in interviewing avoidant children for possible maltreatment. Evaluations of avoidant children in cases involving multiple risk factors for maltreatment are often the most complex. The...
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