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. 79, No. 2, March/April

Family Group Decision Making: Protecting Children and Women
With rising demands on child welfare, workers need to consider new options, including strategies that promote a collaborative effort of family, community, and government. Family group conferencing integrates efforts to advance child and adult safety...
Ready or Not: Assessing Youths' Preparedness for Independent Living
This article discusses the utility of the Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment (ACLSA) in assessing life skills necessary for living successfully in the community upon emancipation from out-of-home care. ACLSA, completed by youths and their caregivers,...
Teaching Social Workers to Use Psychological Assessment Data
Psychological assessments of children and parents are frequently used by social service caseworkers when making case planning decisions. Often, however, the two disciplines-psychology and social work-have difficulty collaborating in and coordinating...
The Effectiveness of CASAs in Achieving Positive Outcomes for Children
Using a quasiexperimental design, this study evaluated the effectiveness of CASAs in achieving positive outcomes for children, and examined the process variables believed to lead to permanency for children. Data were collected from court and CASA program...
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