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. 73, No. 1, January

Adoption and Donor Insemination: Factors Influencing Couples' Choices
The increasing availability of donor insemination (DI) gives couples faced with male infertility a choice between DI and adoption, and for many, DI is now the preferred option. The results of a study of 54 couples who gave birth to a child or children...
Assessing the Benefits and Increasing the Utility of Addiction Training for Public Child Welfare Workers: A Pilot Study
Abuse of alcohol or other drugs is at the root of many child welfare problems, yet most workers receive little academic training to cope with these difficulties in their clients. Continuing education is a useful tool to facilitate the adoption of attitudes...
Case Records in Public Child Welfare: Uses and a Flexible Format
After reviewing trends in child welfare case record-keeping and current uses, a flexible format is proposed to organize public child welfare case records. Recognition must be given to the multiple purposes case records are put to and the variable lengths...
Preparing Practitioners for Child Welfare Practice with Substance-Abusing Families
Child welfare practice and substance abuse treatment have become overlapping areas for many human service professionals. This article stresses the importance of combining perspectives, calling for the child welfare and alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse...
Proposed Revisions to Mandatory Reporting Laws: An Exploratory Survey of Child Protective Service Agencies
Mandatory reporting laws have created a difficult dilemma for many mental health providers (MHPs). Professional ethics, confidentiality, and the best interests of client are often seen as conflicting with the legal obligation to report child abuse. The...
The Link between Domestic Violence and Child Abuse: Assessment and Treatment Considerations
This article discusses the existence of both spouse abuse and child abuse within families. Recent research suggests that practitioners have often missed the coexistence of these problems within their caseloads. Practice implications for both domestic...
The Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse in Households of Substance Abusers: A Research Demonstration Progress Report
Editor's Note: Although the extensive demonstration program described in this article is not yet at the point of outcome findings, the problems it undertakes to help are both tenacious and growing. The lessons learned so far, and the readiness of the...
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