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. 77, No. 1, January/February

After Care, Then Where? Outcomes of an Independent Living Program
Society has made a major capital investment in the out-of-home care system and, to a lesser extent, in preparing youths exiting out-of-home care for selfsufficiency. The field of child and family services has begun to evaluate the effectiveness of independent...
Economic and Social Vulnerability of Latino Children and Families by Subgroup: Implications for Child Welfare
Approximately 40% of all Latinos are under the age of 20, and close to one-third of all Latino children live in poverty. The Latino population varies considerably, however, a factor that is frequently obscured by data collection methods that either view...
Making Visits Work
Visits between parents and children are key to successful reunification. Providing a safe and possibly supervised setting, however, is not always sufficient to facilitate positive parent-child interaction. Parents often have to learn how to play with...
Mental Health Services for Children in Out-of-Home Care
This article documents the risk factors and high incidence of psychopathology among children in out-ofhome placements. A framework and guiding principles for mental health service delivery are described that are consistent with the clinical needs of...
Translating Intensive Family Preservation Services across National Boundaries: An Australian Experience
Intensive family preservation services in the United States have been extensively reported on and developed, but where the model has been "exported," programs are at a much earlier stage of development. Using information gained in an evaluation of a...
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