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. 75, No. 1, January

Book Reviews -- Journey of the Adopted Self by Betty Jean Lifton
Journey of the Adopted SelfBy Betty Jean Lifton. Basic Books, A Division of Harper Collins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022-5299. 1994, 328 pp., $22.00.Concurrent with a nationwide effort to develop a Uniform Adoption Act that would...
Kinship Care and Non-Relative Family Foster Care: A Comparison of Caregiver Attributes and Attitudes
Kinship care--the placement of children with relatives--has increasingly become a preferred placement for children entering out-of-home care in the child protective service system. Although placement with kin has been a historical reality in the informal...
Opportunity for Change: Exploring an Alternative to Residential Treatment
An innovative program for children with moderate to severe emotional difficulties promoted the use of "wraparound" services as an alternative to residential care. A limited amount of funding provided services to 28 youngsters, ages two to 15, who otherwise...
Prenatally Drug-Exposed Children in Out-of-Home Care: Are We Looking at the Whole Picture?
Publicity on children exposed prenatally to drugs has fostered tremendous concern about their cognitive and behavioral development. This concern is reflected in the out-of-home care system, where the number of children from drug-involved families has...
The Importance of Religious Tolerance: A Module for Educating Foster Parents
Foster parents often have a different religion from that of their foster child or children. As part of a foster parent training program, a learning module was developed to help foster parents examine their religious beliefs and learn how they would respond...
To Tell or Not to Tell: Factors Affecting Adoptees' Telling Their Adoptive Parents about Their Search
This study identified adoption, family, and biographical variables that differentiated between adoptees who told or did not tell their adoptive parents about their search for their biological parents. Telling the adoptive mother and father were related...
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