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. 76, No. 5, September/October

Basic Premises, Guiding Principles, and Competent Pratices for a Positive Youth Development Approach to Working with Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youths in Out-Of Home Care
The most effective way to help gay, lesbian, and bisexual youths in out-of-home care is to provide them with the same types of supports and services that all adolescents need. Organized around five core premises that define the principles and practices...
Community-Based Family Support and Youth Development: Two Movements, One Philosophy
The family support and positive youth development movements represent considerable change in both philosophical and programmatic approaches to the delivery of services. This article examines the key elements and the relative success of family support...
Community Youth Development: Learning the New Story
Community youth development is a challenging approach to youth work that focuses on the incorporation of new values at the practice, management, and community levels. This article explores the implementation of a community youth development approach...
Developing Delinquent Youths: A Reintegrative Model for Rehabilition and a New Role for the Juvenile Justice System
This article presents logical, theoretical, and empirical arguments for a new rehabilitative agenda for juvenile justice, based on positive principles of youth development. It offers a critical examination of the dominant intervention paradigms within...
The Role of Family Support Programs in Building Developmental Assets among Young Adolescents: A National Survey of Services and Staff Training Needs
A survey of 659 family support workers' regarding training and their provision of services for families with 10- to 15-year-olds showed that 30% to 50% rated their previous training as inadequate or poor, had inaccurate knowledge about young adolescent...
Walking the Talk: Organizational Modeling and Commitment to Youth and Staff Development
A serious youth development approach to services can only be successful in an organization with a similar commitment to staff development. Youth and staff development are parallel concepts, with staff development as the historic and experiential foundation...
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