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. 77, No. 6, November/December

Guidelines for Conducting Site-Based Evaluations of Intensive Family Preservation Programs
Evaluative research on small, local, intensive family preservation programs (IFPP) is important, but few guidelines for this type of research are available. This article provides step-by-step guidance on planning and implementing effective, site-based...
The Case against Preadoption Genetic Testing
Adoption professionals and prospective adoptive families have become increasingly interested in obtaining genetic information on children prior to adoption. Predictive genetic testing of apparently healthy children has been urged as a way of generating...
The Concept of Family: Perceptions of Adults Who Were in Long-Term Out-of-Home Care as Children
The author presents findings from a study in which adults fostered as children identified current family members. Those who included biological parents among their family members reported conflicted relationships, but also spoke of love. In contrast,...
Using Participatory Research to Help Promote the Physical and Mental Health of Female Social Workers in Child Welfare
Forty female workers from child welfare agencies were interviewed in focus groups regarding the positive and negative aspects of their work, their perceptions of its effects on their physical and mental health, and what they did in response to either...
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