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. 5, 2014

Building Learning Organizations within Public Child Welfare Agencies through Internal Research Capacity
Historically, child welfare has oriented toward complying with state or federal policies and responding to advocacy groups or events, with less understanding on how to achieve desirable child and family results (Testa &Poertner, 2010). Recent innovations...
Evaluation of Smoke-Free Foster Care Education for Foster and Adoptive Caregivers
Due in large part to the remarkable progress in creating smoke-free environments in the United States over the past two decades, the home is now a primary source of exposure to secondhand smoke for both children and nonsmoking adults (U.S. Department...
Exploring Cyberbullying among Primary Children in Relation to Social Support, Loneliness, Self-Efficacy, and Well-Being
Bullying behavior among primar y school children is defined as repetitive aggression aimed to harm, and characterized by power asymmetry between the bully and the victim (Law, Shapka, Domene, & Gagné, 2012) have been extensively studied (e.g., Gini...
From the Editor: Forty Years and Counting: A Journey through Learning Organizations, Educational Attainment for Foster Youth, Smoking Bans in Foster Homes, Relational Interventions for Adopted Children, and Cyberbulling
In 2016, I celebrate my 40th year as a professional in child welfare. I never intended to stay in this work that long, but once I started I realized how important it was. I began as a child welfare worker in a cottage with 15 "baby" boys-sleeping in...
Marathon County Community Response: Voluntary Services for Families Screened out of Child Protective Services
Child protective services (CPS) systems are charged with ensuring the safety, permanency, and well-being of children. In some jurisdictions, agencies have recently begun expanding to also provide child maltreatment prevention services to families that...
Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) for Adopted Children Receiving Therapy in an Outpatient Setting
The goal for every adopted child is to gain parents that will love them unconditionally and make them a permanent family member. However, parents are often unprepared for the challenges of integrating a new child into their home, especially one who may...
Understanding Correlates of Higher Educational Attainment among Foster Care Youths
Foster care youths are considered the most academically vulnerable youths in our nation (Ferrell, 2004; Morris, 2007). The United States Department of Education [DOE] (2000) reported that foster care youths-adolescents between the ages of 14 and 17-...
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