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. 76, No. 3, May/June

Concrete Strategies for Sensitizing Youth-Serving Agencies to the Needs of Gay, Lesbian, and Other Sexual Minority Youths
In the past few years, several authors have detailed the needs of gay and lesbian youths and the obstacles youth-serving agencies face in addressing their needs. How administrators and practitioners can make changes in agencies that are not adequately...
Development and Description of Two New Instruments for Measuring the Impact of Coordinated Social Services for Children
The Boston Family Reunification Network provides two innovative services designed to help children return to their families as soon as possible. A team developed two new instruments to measure process and clinical outcomes of the initiatives. This article...
Enhancing Investigative Decisions in Child Welfare: An Exploratory Use of Intensive Family Preservation Services
Investigative decisions in a child welfare agency were enhanced by the use of brief, intensive, family preservation services. Almost from the moment of referral, personnel worked with child protection investigators to assess the needs and resources of...
Family Bonds: Adoption & the Politics of Parenting
Family Bonds: Adoption & the Politics of Parenting by Elizabeth Bartholet. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2 Park Street, Boston, MA 02108. 1993, 276 pp., $21.95. When she was in her mid-thirties, Elizabeth Bartholet, a Harvard Law School professor who...
From the Child Welfare Trap to the Foster Care Trap
This study analyzed the visibility of mother, father/ partner, and child(ren) in child welfare practice during the placement process, using ethnographic content analysis of case records. Little information concerning the quality of the parent-child relationship...
The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook: Creating and Raising Our Families
The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook: Creating and Raising Our Families by April Martin, Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022.1993, 395 pp., $15.00 (softcover). What makes a family? Most of us have been brought...
Troubles in Smurftown: Youth Gangs and Moral Visions on Guam
An explosive youth gang problem in U.S. Guam may derive from the changes in island traditionalism wrought by modern society. Island youths sense the erosion of the traditional culture's moral visions, but find modern Western individualism unpalatable...
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