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. 86, No. 6, November/December

Child Welfare Workplace: The State of the Workforce and Strategies to Improve Retention
Child welfare systems throughout the United States are being closely scrutinized as sensational cases appear in the media in nearly every state. At the federal level, with the Child and Family Service Review process, the government is documenting that...
Outcomes of a Randomized Trial of Continuum of Care Services for Children in a Child Welfare System
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families Title IV-E waiver demonstration evaluated whether the well-being of children approved for residential mental health services could be improved, and lengths of stay in restrictive placements reduced,...
Shaping Child Welfare Policy Via Performance Measurement
Performance measurement is generally depicted as a neutral, technical exercise providing objective data for decision-making. But it also has a normative role in framing policy problems and solutions. This article explores the role of indicators in shaping...
Social Networks, Informal Child Care, and Inadequate Supervision by Mothers
The purpose of this study is to determine whether less informal child care support from family and friends is related to supervisory neglect and, if there is a relationship, to test several explanations for why some mothers receive less child care. Thirty-two...
The Training Process of the Maryland Guardianship Assistance Project: A Collaborative Model for Kinship Foster Care
Understanding models of multidisciplinary collaborations in child welfare has become essential for policy development, program success, and improving outcomes for children in foster care. The authors present the state of Maryland's Guardianship Assistance...
Youth Characteristics Associated with Behavioral and Mental Health Problems during the Transition to Residential Treatment Centers: The Odyssey Project Population
This study aimed to determine what youth characteristics were associated with emotional and behavioral problems exhibited within the first three months of placement in residential treatment centers (RTCs) in a sample of youth from 20 agencies in 13 states....
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