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. 91, No. 4, July/August

Consistency between Self-Reported Risks and Strengths among Prospective Adoptive Couples: Findings from Home Studies
This study examines patterns of strengths and risks among prospective adoptive families using completed home study questionnaires. The study explores male-female differences, within heterosexual couples, pertaining to functioning and serious issues of...
Differential Program Evaluation Model in Child Protection
Increasingly attention has been focused to the degree to which social programs have effectively and efficiently delivered services. Using the differential program evaluation model by Tripodi, Fellin, and Epstein (1978) and by Bielawski and Epstein (1984),...
Foster Parent Experience: The Later Years
In this qualitative study, 37 foster parents over the age of 62 from were interviewed to gain an in-depth understanding of their experiences. Older foster parents were healthy, personally flexible, and adaptable. Analysis of interviews revealed several...
From the Editor: Differential Predictors of Prevalence and Pragmatic Determination by Consistency of Experiences
I love the titles that authors choose for their written work. Some authors exercise great care in their choice of title, hoping that a precise titling of a work will cause the reader to dive in and devour the piece. Other works of scholarship are so...
Pragmatic Determination and Correlates of Victimization among Female Adolescents Presenting for Residential Addictions Treatment
This study sought to determine whether a structured diagnostic interview using a direct questioning strategy administered at admission to a residential addictions treatment program could identify the nature and extent of victimization and relationships...
Predictors of Family Preservation Outcomes and Child Welfare Success in Colorado
A sample of 4,589 Colorado child welfare cases that closed between October 2007 and September 2009 was analyzed. All cases involved child abuse or neglect. Permanency and follow-up outcomes were scored using a methodology developed for the study. Scores...
The Prevalence of Youth with Disabilities among Older Youth in Out-of-Home Placement: An Analysis of State Administrative Data
Children with disabilities are overrepresented in in out-of-home-placement; however, there is little research available on the prevalence of older youth with disabilities in foster care. Using state administrative data, this exploratory study used descriptive...
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