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. 80, No. 2, March/April

Caregiver AOD Use, Case Substantiation, and AOD Treatment: Studies Based on Two Southwestern Counties
This article includes two separate studies: the first explores the impact of caregiver AOD use on CPS case substantiation; the second compares CPS-involved and CPS-noninvolved females in AOD treatment systems. Results suggest that cases with indications...
Combining Child Welfare and Substance Abuse Services: A Blended Model of Intervention
Montgomery County, Maryland's Child Welfare Services (CWS) and Adult Addiction Services (AAS) developed an initiative to address the requirements of the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) while meeting the needs of families and the community of providers....
Parental Substance Abuse and the Development of Children in Family Foster Care
To determine the impact of parental substance abuse on children, the cognitive skills and behavior ratings of 268 school-age children placed in family foster care were examined. As a group, the children in family foster care presented with low average...
Parenting Services for Families Affected by Substance Abuse
This article describes the development, implementation, and replication of a group-based parenting program for families affected by substance abuse. The Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery improves parenting, as measured...
Research Outcomes of Prenatal Substance Exposure and the Need to Review Policies and Procedures regarding Child Abuse Reporting
Research on the outcomes of drug-exposed children evinces elevated developmental risks from the interaction of subtle biological vulnerabilities and compromised parenting. States, however, have generally not reviewed the procedures and policies they...
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Children: Treatment and Policy Implications
In FY 1993 and FY 1995, the federal government awarded 27 five-year grants that supported 35 residential treatment projects for substance-abusing pregnant and postpartum women and their children. These projects provided comprehensive culturally and gender-specific...
Substance Abuse and Child Welfare: Clear Linkages and Promising Responses
Parental substance abuse is a significant factor in many of the families served in the child welfare system. This article examines: (1) the prevalence of substance abuse among families involved with the child welfare system; (2) the impact of substance...
The Role of Spirituality in the Recovery Process
Though innovative approaches to working with substance-abusing parents of maltreated children have emerged within the last few years, child welfare agencies continue to be challenged by the chronic nature of addictive diseases. This article discusses...
Treating Substance-Using Women and Their Children in Public Housing: Preliminary Evaluation Findings
The Key West Housing Authority created SafePort, a residential substance abuse treatment program within public housing to provide drug treatment to parenting women. All family members-women, children, and significant others-receive comprehensive assessments...
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