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. 4, 2014

From the Editor: Building Authentic Community: The Unique Experience of the Treehouse Community and Other Innovations in Child Welfare
About three years ago, I was invited by my friend and colleague, Dr. Ruth McRoy, to visit a place in Massachusetts called The Treehouse Community. Because I love Ruth, I immediately said yes, not realizing at the time what a life-changing experience...
Kinship Care and Undocumented Latino Children in the Texas Foster Care System: Navigating the Child Welfare - Immigration Crossroads
Growing national concern has focused on the circumstances of undocumented immigrant children, both in regard to the increasing numbers of unaccompanied minor migrants and to the increasing number of children of undocumented immigrants in foster care...
Status Offenders and Delinquent Youth: Actual or Artificial Taxonomy
The American juvenile justice system is built upon a long history of efforts to separate youthful offenders from more serious, "hardened" adult criminals. However, even within the juvenile system specifically designed for youth, distinctions have long...
Therapeutic Visiting in Treatment Foster Care
A young woman who grew up in foster care recalled her own feelings and those of other children who moved in and out of her foster home: "...all they want is somebody who really cares." (Kahan, 1979, p. 112). When we consider outcomes for children living...
The Treehouse Community: An Innovative Intergenerational Model for Supporting Youth Who Have Experienced Foster Care
Foster care provides a temporary living arrangement for children who have been abused, neglected, and/or are dependent and need a safe place to live when their parents or guardians cannot properly care for them (Mallon & Hess, 2005). As of September...
Young Offender Sexual Abuse Cases under Protection Investigation: Are Sibling Cases Any Different?
The investigation of sexual abuse cases by child protection (CP) workers is a complex process that significantly impacts the present and future lives of victims and alleged perpetrators, as well as their families and communities. It involves collecting...
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