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. 3, May/June

A Comparison of Adoptive Parents' Perceptions of Their Child's Behavior among Indian Children Adopted to Norway, the United States, and within Country: Implications for Adoption Policy
The Hague Convention on the Protection of Children suggests that intercountry adoption be considered as a permanent care option only after other solutions within the child's country of origin have been exhausted. Data from the Child Behavior Checklist...
Comparison of on the Way Home Aftercare Supports to Traditional Care Following Discharge from a Residential Setting: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
This study compares the On the Way Home (OTWH) aftercare program to traditional aftercare supports on placement and school stability for 82 youth (43 treatment, 39 control) with disabilities discharging from residential care. One-year-post-discharge...
Evaluation of the Miami Child Well-Being Court Model: Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being Findings
This study presents preliminary outcomes for a problem-solving court improvement model, the Miami Child Well-Being Court(TM) (Miami-CWBC), which makes evidence-based clinical intervention and integration of the treating clinician's ongoing assessment...
From the Editor: Using Evidence to Show How We Know Interventions Work
From a thematic perspective, at first glance, none of the six articles in this issue form a cohesive group, but as one reads them together in this collection, there is a clear commonality that they all share. Each of these articles explores ways of using...
Organizational Influences on Data Use among Child Welfare Workers
This study addresses organizational factors associated with child welfare workers' data use in their day-to-day work. Survey data from 237 respondents were analyzed using logistic regression. Familiarity with data and supervisor support were significant...
Quality of Life and Mental Disorders of Adolescents Living in French Residential Group Homes
Here, the quality of life (QoL) of adolescents living in residential group homes (RGHs), is compared to QoL of a general adolescent population, and links between QoL and the presence of mental disorders are examined. Adolescents living in RGHs reported...
Therapeutic Mentoring: Reducing the Impact of Trauma for Foster Youth
This study utilized secondary data analysis to examine therapeutic mentoring (TM) as a service intervention in helping to reduce trauma symptoms in foster youth. Outcomes were compared for mentored (n = 106) and non-mentored (n = 156) foster youth related...
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