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. 92, No. 1, January/February

A Profile of Post-ASFA Hearings in the U.S. Congress
Examination of the policymaking process can yield a better understanding of the rationale behind policy content and prescriptions for shaping future policies. To this end, this study uses data from 38 child welfare hearings held by the U.S. Congress...
Child Custody Disputes within the Context of Child Protection Investigations: Secondary Analysis of the Canadian Incident Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect
Working with parents and children caught in child custody disputes after or during separation and divorce can be challenging for professionals when they lack a clear understanding of the unique circumstances of these disputes. To address this gap, this...
From the Editor: Child Welfare Culture: Lessons Learned from Patty O Keeffe
.A person beginning a career in child welfare today has to be someone who is passionate about families and who really, really believes that they, along with the families with whom they work, can make a difference in the life of a child. Our field is...
Parenting in Recovery Program: Participant Responses and Case Examples
Approximately 80% of children served by child welfare agencies have parents who abuse or are dependent on alcohol or illicit drugs. Despite the devastating effects on children from living in substance abusing families, child protective service practitioners...
Promoting Cross-Sector Partnerships in Child Welfare: Qualitative Results from a Five-State Strategic Planning Process
Little is known about effective strategic planning for public and private child welfare agencies working together to serve families. During a professionally facilitated, strategic planning event, public and private child welfare administrators from five...
Substantiation Assessment Criteria: A Framework for Evaluating Contested Substantiation in Child Protection Practice
This article presents substantiation assessment criteria as an evidentiary framework for evaluating contested substantiation of child maltreatment in child protection practice. To accomplish this purpose, the article discusses contested substantiation...
"The Environment as a Cause of Disease in Children": Josef Friedjung's Transnational Influence on Modern Child Welfare Theory
Josef K. Friedjung's Advanced Pediatrics-A Companion to Traditional Textbooks (Erlebte Kinderheilkunde-eine Ergänzung er gebräuchlichen Lehrbucher), published in 1919 in Vienna, has cast a long but nearly-vanished shadow over modern child welfare theory...
What Child Welfare Staff Say about Organizational Culture
This article examines the factors that can affect job satisfaction, organizational culture and climate, and intent to leave at a public child welfare agency. Findings from focus group data collected from direct line, middle, and senior managers revealed...
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