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. 87, No. 6, 2008

Implementation of Group Supervision in Child Welfare: Findings from Arizona's Supervision Circle Project
The process of supervision plays an important role in developing the skills necessary to respond effectively to reports of child maltreatment. Specifically educational supervision prompting discussion and critical thinking can enhance the analytic skills...
Primary Factors Related to Multiple Placements for Children in Out-of-Home Care
Using an ecological framework, this study identified which factors related to out-of-home placements significantly influenced multiple placements for children in Utah during 2000, 2001, and 2002. Multinomial logistic regression statistical procedures...
Recreating Family: Parents Identify Worker-Client Relationships as Paramount in Family Preservation Programs
Although existing family preservation program research has focused on identifying the components of effective treatment, we remain far from fully developing empirically supported interventions (Barth, Chamberlain, Reid, Rolls, Hurlburt, Farmer, James,...
Resiliency in Children and Youth in Kinship Care and Family Foster Care
This study examined self-concept, resiliency, and social support in 107 children and youth placed in foster care in New York City. Of the children and youth, 55 were placed in family foster care, while the remaining 52 children and youth were placed...
Serious Illness, Injury, and Death in Child Protection and Preparation for End-of-Life Situations among Child Welfare Services Workers
A mailed survey of child welfare workers in one southern state assessed various aspects of encounters with end-of-life situations in practice. Findings revealed that child deaths, children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses, and parental...
The Connections Project: A Relational Approach to Engaging Birth Parents in Visitation
This paper presents a practical framework for relational practice with birth families, organized around parental visitation. The approach was developed in the Birth Family-Foster Family Connections Project, a three-year collaborative research demonstration...
Walking the Tightrope: Using Power and Authority in Child Welfare Supervision
Recognizing the importance of understanding the way in which supervisors in child welfare perceive their administrative responsibilities and use power and authority, an exploratory study was conducted. Supervisors in child welfare agencies in urban and...
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