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. 83, No. 1, January/February

Comparison of Role Perceptions of White and African American Foster Parents
The number of U.S. children entering foster care is increasing faster than the number of available foster parents. Of particular concern are the growing number of African American children in foster care and the lack of African American foster parents...
Fatal Error: The Missing Ingredient in Child Welfare Reform: Part 2
Part 1 of this column (Child Welfare, Vol. 82, No. 6) asserted that efforts to reform the U.S. child welfare system have failed to address the most fundamental element in reform: the qualifications of the people who actually deliver child welfare services....
Interjurisdictional Placement of Children in Foster Care
As the population of children in foster care has increased and more children are freed for adoption, foster and adoptive families are needed in ever increasing numbers. One avenue for expanding the pool of families is through placement of children with...
Psychosocial Factors Associated with Types of Child Maltreatment
This explanatory, descriptive study examines whether a relationship exists between certain psychosocial factors or clusters of factors and parents' or caregivers' behaviors regarding the type of maltreatment inflicted on a child. This study examines...
The Child Welfare Response to Serious Nonaccidental Head Trauma
Serious nonaccidental head trauma (NHT) can leave permanent neurological damage in children who survive abuse. This study reports on child welfare's handling of NHT cases compared with cases of physical abuse and head trauma due to neglect with regard...
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