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. 79, No. 6, November/December

Concept Mapping the Needs of Foster Parents
This study describes the needs of foster parents as perceived by the foster parents themselves. Forty-nine parents from 30 foster families were asked to describe their needs in response to the question: "What do you need to be a good foster parent?"...
Linking Child Maltreatment Retrospectively to Birth and Home Visit Records: An Initial Examination
The study reported here tested the feasibility of linking administrative datasets for evaluation of home visiting as a strategy to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect. It also examined associations between maternal and child attributes coded...
Outcome Assessment: Suggestions for Agency Practice
Managed care proponents emphasize outcome research to determine the cost-effectiveness of interventions, suggesting the use of multimeasurement procedures that will assess both specific and general effects of interventions. Although most agencies can...
Policy Lessons from Children's Allowances for Children's Savings Accounts
This article examines the history and current structure of children's allowances around the world as well as the history of such allowances in the United States in an effort to provide the United States with a policy framework for children's savings...
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