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. 3, May

Assessing the Safety of Children at Risk of Maltreatment: Decision-Making Models
Among the most difficult decisions facing child protective service (CPS) staff members today are (1) assessing the safety of children who are at risk of maltreatment, (2) deciding what types and levels of services may be immediately needed to keep children...
Book Review -- Advancing Family Preservation Practice Edited by E. Susan Morton and R. Kevin Grigsby
This volume of edited chapters on Intensive Family Preservation Services (IFPS) is one of the most recent additions to a growing body of literature on this subject. The collection of diverse chapters is intended to provide the reader with a summary of...
Book Review -- Marketing Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations by Siri Espy
Today's nonprofit organization is operating in a fierce environment. While most agencies recognize that it is no longer possible to rely on good works alone, many struggle with whether and/or how to incorporate marketing into their operation. In Marketing...
Clinical Observations of Adult Intercountry Adoptees and Their Adoptive Parents
Americans are increasingly viewing intercountry adoption (ICA) as a viable method of building a family. Since the mid-1950s, more than 100,000 foreign born children have been adopted by American families. The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service...
Inside the Black Box: An Exploration of Service Delivery in a Family Reunification Program
Of the vast array of research problems in the evaluation of human services programs, one of the most challenging is describing the complexity of interactions that constitute service delivery. Without an appreciation of how services are provided and thus...
Stages of Emotion: An Adult Adoptee's Postreunion Perspective
"For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction."--Sir Isaac NewtonIf Newton's law is true in the realm of physics, then it might also be true of human emotions. As a counselor, I have become aware that most major life events have an effect...
Treatment Implementation in a Short-Term Emergency Shelter Program
From October 1985 to June 1988, more than 44,000 homeless and runaway youths were served at federally funded shelters [General Accounting Office (GAO) 1989], a number that underscores the great need for safe and effective short-term emergency shelter...
When the Problem Is Not the Problem: Understanding Attention Deficit Disorder with and without Hyperactivity
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (without Hyperactivity) (ADD),* are estimated to affect 3% to 5% of all school-age children and up to one-third of their near relatives [Biederman et al. 1986, 1987, and 1989;...
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