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. 85, No. 6, November/December

Adolescents' Feelings about Openness in Adoption: Implications for Adoption Agencies
Adoption research commonly uses parents' reports of satisfaction when examining openness in adoption arrangements. This qualitative study aimed to fill a gap in the adoption research by using adolescents' voices to gain a better understanding of their...
An Analysis of Selected Measures of Child Well-Being for Use at School- and Community-Based Family Resource Centers
This article describes standardized instruments designed to measure physical and emotional health outcomes among children for a statewide implementation of community-and school-based family resource centers. It includes descriptive and psychometric information,...
Corrections
On the cover of the last issue of Child Welfare, Vol. 85, number 5, there was a spelling error in the editors' names. The corrected names for that volume's editors are: Dana McDermott, Harriet Heath, and Glen Palm.On page 747, in Dana McDermott's "Introduction:...
Facilitating Visitation for Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure
Permanency planning for infants with prenatal substance exposure is challenging due to characteristics of the infants and the ongoing substance use or relapse of the parents. Visitation is a primary mechanism through which child welfare workers determine...
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Application of an Empirically Supported Treatment to Maltreated Children in Foster Care
One of the more serious problems faced by child welfare services involves the management of children with serious behavioral and mental health problems. Aggressive and defiant foster children are more likely to have multiple foster care placements, require...
The Impact of Serial Transitions on Behavioral and Psychological Problems among Children in Child Protection Services
This study focuses on the impacts of serial transitions on externalized and internalized behavior disorders, anxiety, and depression among children in child protection services. The research was carried out with a sample of 741 children. The findings...
The Relationship between Child Disability and Living Arrangement in Child Welfare
The influence of disabilities on placement outcomes was examined for 277 children who were removed from their biological parents due to substantiated maltreatment. Results indicated that children with a disability were less likely to reunify and more...
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