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. 93, No. 2, 2014

Children and Youth with Disabilities in the Child Welfare System: An Overview
While there have only been a few studies examining the demographic patterns of maltreatment and child protection involvement among children and youth with disabilities, all studies have indicated that these children and youth experience higher rates...
Collaborative Relationships and Improved Service Coordination among Child Welfare andEarly Childhood Systems
The scope of child welfare work has broadened significantly over the past several decades, now including goals focused on child wellbeing in addition to safety and permanency. Along with protecting children from maltreatment and finding them safe and...
Facilitating Ethical Decisions in Practice: The Professionalization Efforts of One Title IV-E Collaboration
Over the years, child welfare administrators have utilized several methods to professionalize staff, and increase retention. As a result, child welfare agencies have employed pay increases, organizational restructuring, reduced caseloads, and specialization...
From the Editor: Subjugated Knowledge Revisited
In 1992, in an issue of Social Work, then-editor Ann Hartman called for the profession to search for "subjugated knowledge." Hartman claimed that privileged scientific methods had silenced the voices of powerless groups by refusing to recognize their...
Homeless Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth in New York City: Insights from the Field
Between 240,000 and 400,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth experience at least one episode of homelessness each year in the United States (National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2008). In New York City alone, there are 3,800-20,000...
Leveraging the Experiences of Foster Care Alumni: A Mixed-Method Model for Organizing
Foster Care Alumni of America (2012) estimates there are approximately 12 million foster care alumni in the United States, and each year approximately 28,000 youths transition from foster care to adulthood (McCoy-Roth, Freundlich, & Ross, 2010)....
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