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. 80, No. 6, November/December

Factors Affecting Mother-Child Visiting Identified by Women with Histories of Substance Abuse and Child Custody Loss
The influence of maternal substance abuse upon the placement of children in out-of-home care increased significantly in the 1980s and 1990s, affecting motherchild visiting in numerous ways. Content analysis of interview data from 15 mothers with histories...
Foster Youth Transitions to Adulthood: A Longitudinal View of Youth Leaving Care
The well-being of youths who age out of the out-ofhome care system in the U.S. has long been of great interest to child welfare practitioners and policymakers. In spite of this interest, however, very little is known about how these youths fare when...
Upping the Ante: Relative Caregivers' Perceptions of Changes in Child Welfare Policies
Thirty-five caregivers of related children who were in the custody of the child welfare system were interviewed individually or in focus groups as the state child welfare system implemented new federal and state policies encouraging these caregivers...
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