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. 77, No. 3, May/June

Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Children with Serious Mental Illness
As a nation, we are becoming aware that a significant number of children develop severe neuropsychiatric disorders. Unfortunately, knowledge of DSM-IV criteria does not always help the child and family social worker identify children with these disorders....
Developing a Computerized Health Record in a Protective Services System
A computerized health record application was incorporated into the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services Child Information System (CIS) to capture information on the health status and medical needs of over 60,000 children under...
Home Alone and Other Inadequately Supervised Children
This study examined the relationship between a mother's motivation, capacities, and opportunities, and how much supervision her children received. Ninetyfive mothers who adequately supervised their children were compared with a demographically comparable...
Motivational Interviewing: An Intervention Tool for Child Welfare Case Workers Working with Substance-Abusing Parents
Child welfare case workers have long known that abuse of alcohol and drugs is a major problem with many parents on their caseloads. This article discusses motivational interviewing, an intervention technique used with substance abusers. Motivational...
Sibling Incest: Treatment of the Family and the Offender
This article examines the systemic underpinnings of sibling incest and its relationship to the internal and external factors of offending behavior. Treatment of offenders in the context of their families underscores poor boundaries, the impact on the...
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