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. 1, 2014

Child Maltreatment Entrenched by Poverty: How Financial Need Is Linked to Poorer Outcomes in Family Preservation
Of the victims of child abuse and/or neglect in the United States in 2012, more than half (61.4%) were not removed from their homes after the initial investigation or assessment (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children...
Differential Effects of Single and Double Parental Death on Child Emotional Functioning and Daily Life in South Africa
Parental loss can have catastrophic effects on child outcomes (Cluver, Gardner, & Operario, 2007; Whetten, Ostermann, Whetten, O'Donnell, & Thielman, 2011; Belsey & Sherr, 2011). These are direct in terms of bereavement and absence of the...
Former Foster Youth's Perspectives on Independent Living Preparation Six Months after Discharge
In September 2012, approximately 397,000 children and adolescents were in foster care or other out-of-home placements. About 19% of these children and youth were age 16 or over. Another 24,821 teenagers and youth emancipated from foster care during the...
From the Editor: What Is Child and Adolescent Well-Being?: You Are the Sum Total of Everything
Child and adolescent well-being is such an illusive appellation. What does well-being actually mean? How does one define well-being? One child welfare leader who I admire, New York City ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrion, says, "It's what we do for our...
Mental Health Care of Families Affected by the Child Welfare System
Child maltreatment is the byproduct of multicausal factors that encompass human error and myriad psychosocial determinants, such as parental history and characteristics, child characteristics, early parent-child relationships, and societal attitudes...
Risk of Early Sexual Initiation and Pregnancy among Youth Reported to the Child Welfare System
Youth involved in the child welfare system (CWS) may be at high risk for negative outcomes related to sexual and reproductive health. As one review reported, numerous studies have shown that maltreatment, especially sexual abuse, is associated with increased...
The Scottish Children's Panels as a Catalyst for Civic Engagement and Child Well-Being
The modern nation of Scotland covers an area of about 30,400 square miles and is geographically bounded by England on the south and oceans on the northern, eastern, and western borders. There are also populated islands including Shetland, Orkney, and...
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