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. 87, No. 1, 2008

African American Males in Foster Care and the Risk of Delinquency: The Value of Social Bonds and Permanence
Juvenile delinquency remains a significant problem for child welfare systems throughout the United States. Victims of child abuse and neglect are more likely relative to children in the general population to engage in delinquency (Ryan & Testa, 2005;...
Child Abuse and Neglect in Cambodian Refugee Families: Characteristics and Implications for Practice
This study examines the characteristics and patterns of child maltreatment among Cambodian refugee families in Los Angeles and assesses the implications for child welfare practice with Cambodian refugee families. Data were extracted from 243 active Cambodian...
Children with Problematic Sexualized Behaviors in the Child Welfare System
This study assessed the utility of the Child Sexual Behavior Inventory (CSBI) in a child welfare sample. In this study 97 children from ages 10 to 12 from either foster boarding homes or a residential treatment center participated. Researchers interviewed...
Safety, Family, Permanency, and Child Well-Being: What We Can Learn from Children
This study is an attempt to infuse into discussions about system accountability the notion that children can speak to issues of safety, family, permanency, and well-being in child welfare. The study utilized a cross-sectional survey design involving...
The Climate of Child Welfare Employee Retention
This article describes differences in perceptions of the child welfare work environment among Title IV-E educated individuals who remain within public child welfare and those who sought employment elsewhere after fulfilling a legal work commitment. Job...
The Role of Interagency Collaboration for Substance-Abusing Families Involved with Child Welfare
Meeting the needs of families involved with the child welfare system because of a substance abuse issue remains a challenge for child welfare practitioners. In order to improve services to these families, there has been an increasing focus on improving...
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