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. 73, No. 2, March

A Survey of Threats and Violence Directed against Child Protection Workers in a Rural State
Increasingly, social workers in a variety of settings are the targets of threats and violence [New York Times 1992; NASW News 1993]. After reviewing the literature on the topic, Schultz [1989: 54] concluded that "social workers face violence in all types...
Book Review -- LEAD! by Richard Lynch
LEAD! by Richard Lynch. Jossey-Bass Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Fransisco, CA 94104. 1993, 213 pp.Leadership is the theme and nonprofit and public agency managers are the targets. In positioning these two groups for success in the future, Richard...
Book Review -- Troubled Transplants: Unconventional Strategies for Helping Disturbed Foster and Adopted Children by Richard J. Delaney and Frank R. Kunstal
Troubled Transplants: Unconventional Strategies for Helping Disturbed Foster and Adopted Children, by Richard J. Delaney and Frank R. Kunstal. National Child Welfare Resource Center for Management and Administration, University of Southern Maine, 96...
Helping Early Adolescents Tell: A Guided Exercise for Trauma-Focused Sexual Abuse Treatment Groups
One of the tasks of therapists who are treating sexually abused children is to facilitate the disclosure of the child's abusive experiences. When children tell the story of their abuse experiences in depth and in detail, it transforms their recent and...
National Health Care Reform, Medicaid, and Children in Foster Care
The unique health, legal, and social status of children in foster care* poses particular problems for the designers of any kind of health plan. Because many children in out-of-home care are highly mobile, moving from family to family, and from one geographic...
Screening and Evaluating Abused and Neglected Children Entering Protective Custody
Abused and neglected children experience a wide range of emotional, psychological, and behavioral problems resulting from their abusive and/or neglectful experiences [Barahal et al. 1981; Browne and Finkelhor 1986; Crittenden 1984; Deitrich et al. 1983;...
Supervision in Tribal and State Child Welfare Agencies: Professionalization, Responsibilities, Training Needs, and Satisfaction
The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 sought "to protect the best interests of Indian children and to promote the stability and security of Indian tribes and families." The act defined tribal jurisdiction over Indian child custody decisions, limited state...
Understanding and Assessment of Intragroup Dynamics in Family Foster Care: African American Families
Despite the implementation of permanency planning, passage of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-272), and the recent increase in the use of home-based services to strengthen family functioning, the number of children placed...
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