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. 79, No. 1, January/February

Child Welfare Education and Training: Future Trends and Influences
Based on a review of current economic, political, social, and professional trends, the authors propose recommendations for child welfare education and training. Future partnerships between child welfare agencies and schools of social work will need to...
Family Preservation: A Potential Not Yet Realized
When they received widespread promotion and support beginning in the 1980s, family preservation services seemed to hold much promise for the child welfare field, and for the lives of families and children. Unfortunately, this promise has never been fully...
Future Challenges and Opportunities in Child Welfare
The advent of a new century stimulates a need in people to review the past and a readiness to contemplate future challenges and opportunities in one's area of interest. Those concerned with child welfare share this preoccupation. Looking back just a...
In Our Best Interest: Three Necessary Shifts for Child Welfare Workers and Children
In contrast to medicine, technology, and other fields, where great advances have been made in the past century, child welfare has yet to reach its full potential. The author a former youth in care, proposes three practical shifts in child welfare policy...
Policy Challenges for Child Welfare in the New Century
Recent changes in public policy reflect increased efforts to scapegoat poor women and children and to polarize the objectives of child protection and family preservation. This article challenges various stakeholders in the child welfare field to move...
Reforming Child Protective Services
Child welfare analysts, practitioners, and the general public all agree: the child protective services system (CPS) is in crisis and is in urgent need of reform. Children at risk are not being adequately protected, and they and their families are not...
The Future of Child and Family Welfare: Selected Readings
In the decade leading up to the 21st century, a number of authors began focusing on the future in the field of child and family welfare. This review summarizes selected readings in this area, ranging from examination of such broad topics as research...
The Future of Residential Group Care
The author addresses some of the tensions and strains that have affected the development of group care in the North American context. An argument is advanced for rethinking group care resources within a total continuum of child and family services. Group...
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