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. 1, January/February

A Multimodal Intervention for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Results of an Exploratory Study
This article describes the results of an exploratory study of a multimodal, home-based intervention designed to reduce psychological stress, improve physical and mental health, and strengthen the social support and resources of grandparents raising grandchildren....
Helping Foster Parents Cope with Separation, Loss, and Grief
Major changes in planning for children in foster care have resulted in significant changes in the roles of and expectations for foster parents, accompanied by even less attention to the issues of foster families' grief and loss. This article focuses...
How Soon Is Too Soon? Addiction Recovery and Family Reunification
This article describes the addiction recovery process and its impact on parenting behaviors-information needed by child welfare workers involved in decisionmaking regarding family reunification. Two models of recovery-from alcoholism and from cocaine...
The Postadoption Experience: Child, Parent, and Family Predictors of Family Adjustment to Adoption
Eighteen to 24 months after they adopted children in state custody, 159 parents were surveyed regarding their postadoption experiences. Most children remained with their new families, with parents reporting the adoption experience to be "about as hard...
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