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. 4, July/August

Family Empowerment: One Outcome of Cooperative Preschool Education
Although longitudinal evaluations of academic preschools have consistently demonstrated significant and substantial long-term benefits for children, the effect of the preschool experience on parents who are required to participate has not been examined....
Outcomes for Infants Exposed in Utero to Illicit Drugs
The study reported here sought to determine whether substance-exposed infants who are maltreated have a higher risk of out-of-home placement than substanceexposed children who are not abused and rejected, as well as a higher risk of death than children...
Readers' Forum
To the Editor: It was very disturbing to read in Child Welfare that intensive family preservation services (IFPS) are ineffective at preventing placement [Wells & Tracy 1996]. Several studies have found that, when these programs rigorously follow...
Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use among Children Entering Out-of-Home Care
This study explored the prevalence of reported sexual activity of a cohort of children entering out-of-home care and the ability of selected factors to explain reported sexual activity and use or nonuse of contraceptives. It found that children as young...
Shelters for Runaway and Homeless Youths: Capacity and Occupancy
Data from a nationally representative sample of shelters for runaway and homeless youths (N = 160) were analyzed to determine shelter capacity, occupancy, and occupancy ratios. Analysis focused in particular on occupancy ratios by funding status, shelter...
The Experience of Family Foster Care in Malawi: A Preliminary Investigation
This preliminary investigation into family foster care in Malawi set out to provide information on the Malawi government family foster care structure primarily through the qualitative experience of foster caregivers. A semistructured interview schedule...
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