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. 94, No. 1, 2015

About This Special Issue
In 2013, the Child Welfare League of America published the CWLA National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare (National Blueprint). The National Blueprint provides a vision for child welfare that "all children will grow up safely in loving families...
Factors Influencing Risk of Homelessness among Youth in Transition from Foster Care in Oklahoma: Implications for Reforming Independent Living Services and Opportunities
Turning 18 is a rite of passage for most youth that is met with opportunity and excitement. The majority of foster care youth in Oklahoma do exit care in planful ways and are likely able to experience many of the same opportunities and feelings of excitement....
Family Stability and Child Welfare Involvement among Families Served in Permanent Supportive Housing
Across the nation, communities are transforming their homeless service systems to move from managing homelessness to ending homelessness (e.g., Thiele & Macdonald, 2012). Much of the focus is on diversion and rapid rehousing, but permanent supportive...
From the Editor: Where Am I Going to Live?
Where am I going to live? How am I going to afford that kindof rent? Who is going to help me? These are all statements made by young people exiting foster care and transitioning to adulthood.Most young people in the 21st century take a longer time to...
Housing Matters for Families: Promising Practices from Child Welfare Agencies
Lack of adequate housing and homelessness makes it harder for child welfare agencies to be successful in protecting children and keeping families together, and has significant cost implications for child welfare systems. As such, getting into the "housing...
Housing Trajectories for Youth Transitioning from Foster Care: Gender Differences from 2010–2014
In 2013, there were approximately 402,378 children in foster care in the United States (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014). 20,000 of those children exit the foster care system to emancipation (rather than to a permanent home), or "age...
Introduction
The interaction between housing instability and child welfare system involvement can have devastating impacts on poor families, children, and youth. Housing problems, including homelessness, can result in child welfare involvement and family separation;...
Partnering to Leverage Multiple Data Sources: Preliminary Findings from a Supportive Housing Impact Study
Acknowledgements: This study was made possible by a generous grant from the Larson Family Foundation. We are gratefulfor Peter Larsons support at each stage of this project. In addition to Amy Dworsky, Timothy Ross of Action Research Partners served...
Poverty, Homelessness, and Family Break-Up
Poverty and homelessness are associated with the break-up of families. A number of studies have documented that children in families who experience homelessness frequently become separated from their parents. In a national sample in 1996, Burt and colleagues...
Special Foreword
I In 2004, CWLA set out to expand awareness about the impact of America's affordable housing crisis on children, youth, and families in child welfare by publishing a special issue of Child Welfare journal. The issue documented the substantial overlap...
The Family Unification Program: A Randomized-Controlled Trial of Housing Stability
Inadequate housing and homelessness present pervasive challenges to the child welfare system. Nationally representative prevalence estimates indicate that one in six families who receive in-home child welfare services experience homelessness (Fowler...
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