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. 78, No. 3, May/June

A Professionally Led Adoption Triad Group: An Evolving Approach to Search and Reunion
In the field of postadoption services, counseling resources for reunited biological relatives are scarce. An adoption triad search and reunion pilot project at McGill University School of Social Work responded to this scarcity by providing the triad...
Child Welfare Professionals' Attitudes toward Kinship Foster Care
This article reports on a survey of 261 urban, metropolitan, and rural child welfare professionals regarding their perceptions of kinship foster care. Most professionals had generally positive perceptions of kinship foster parents' motivations and competence,...
The Status of Older Adolescents at Exit from Out-of-Home Care
Administrative data and case record reviews were used to assess the exit status of a sample of older youths leaving out-of-home care in one midwestern state. Results show that most left without a job or a high school diploma, and that many left with...
Using Benefit-Cost Analysis to Assess Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention Programs
Benefits and costs are discussed when child abuse prevention and intervention programs are proposed and evaluated, but systemic benefit-cost analysis as developed by economists has not been applied to such programs. This article presents the case for...
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