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. 84, No. 5, September/October

An Educational Model for Child Welfare Practice with English-Speaking Caribbean Families
Implemented in New York City, the Child Welfare Fellowship Project is an international collaboration between social work educators in the United States and Jamaica, the West Indies, the public child welfare agency, and selected community-based agencies....
Assessment of Issues Facing Immigrant and Refugee Families
This article identifies the different problems immigrants and refugees face in the United States, especially socioeconomic and psychosocial concerns that often relate to the experience of migration. Traditional familial roles and responsibilities are...
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services: A Case Study of Cross-Service Training
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services(BRYCS), a public-private partnership between the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, provides national...
Cultural Competence in the Assessment of Poor Mexican Families in the Rural Southeastern United States
Increasing numbers of poor Mexican immigrant families are settling in the rural southeastern United States. Most of these families are from isolated agrarian communities in Mexico and are headed by unskilled laborers or displaced farm workers with little...
Effective Child Welfare Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Children and Their Families
This article presents a multistage migration framework to broaden the lens through which child welfare personnel can view immigrant and refugee families and their children. By better understanding the family's experiences in both emigration and immigration,...
Finding the Bicultural Balance: Immigrant Latino Mothers Raising "American" Adolescents
This article discusses the cross-cultural issues that confront immigrant Latino parents living and raising adolescents in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the need for social work practitioners, who, as they aid a family's integration into mainstream...
In the "Best Interest" of Immigrant and Refugee Children: Deliberating on Their Unique Circumstances
Each year, state juvenile courts provide thousands of immigrant and refugee children with access to consistent and reliable caregiving and a stable environment. To examine how courts interpret "the best interests" of immigrant and refugee children, this...
Introduction
Immigrant and refugee families and children represent the fast est growing portion (11%) of the U.S. population (U.S. Census, 2001). As recent studies suggest, they also are at the greatest risk for problems associated with poverty, including involvement...
Parenting and the Process of Migration: Possibilities within South Asian Families
The migration experience creates a unique set of challenges for families, which can result in intergenerational conflict and create the conditions for abuse or neglect. Alternatively, families can cope with these challenges in creative and seemingly...
Serving Immigrant Families and Children in New York City's Child Welfare System
This article describes the efforts and special initiatives of New York City's Administration for Children's Services to improve services to immigrant and English language learner populations. Children's Services convened an immigration issues advisory...
Social Work with Bosnian Muslim Refugee Children and Families: A Review of the Literature
More than two million Bosnian Muslims were ethnically cleansed in the Balkan region; of these, 200,000 were killed while the others were forced to flee their homes and become refugees. This article focuses on the influence of societal and cultural values...
Sudanese Refugee Youth in Foster Care: The "Lost Boys" in America
This study examined the resettlement experiences of unaccompanied Sudanese refugee youth placed in foster care from the perspectives of the youth, foster parents, and agency caseworkers. Youth experienced considerable success. The challenges of adjusting...
The Call-Centre: A Child Welfare Liaison Program with Immigrant Serving Agencies
Alberta, Canada, welcomed nearly 16,000 landed immigrants in 2003, of whom more than half came to the Calgary area. Approximately 200,000 immigrants of various ethnic and cultural groups now live in the region. Many of these new arrivals have no natural...
Working Together as Culture Brokers by Building Trusting Alliances with Bilingual and Bicultural Newcomer Paraprofessionals
The authors' reflect on the challenges and rewards of partnering as casework supervisors with bilingual and bicultural newcomer paraprofessionals in resettlement work with refugee youth. Such individuals are generally recruited for their linguistic abilities...
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