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. 83, No. 6, November/December

Outcomes of Specialized Foster Care in a Managed Child Welfare Services Network
This study (N = 384) presents results from outcome measurement in a services network providing specialized foster care (SFC) to children in child protective service custody. A majority of participants improved on most outcomes. Global improvement was...
The Need for Educational Assessment of Children Entering Foster Care
Comprehensive medical and mental health evaluations of children in foster care are recommended within 30 days of entering care. What constitutes a comprehensive evaluation has yet to be established. This study examines the need to include educational...
Whatever the Problem, the Answer Is "Evidence-Based Practice"-Or Is It?
What is the best program to hasten reunification? What practice will lead to more stable adoptions? What does the research support in serving drug-addicted parents? All good questions, whether asked by a busy worker struggling to match services with...
Why Do Children Resist or Obey Their Foster Parents? the Inner Logic of Children's Behavior during Discipline
This article discusses a study of children's perspectives on disciplinary conflicts with their foster parents. Most children accept parental authority, but they also defend their personal autonomy and loyalties to peers. In this study, only birthchildren...
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