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. 95, No. 3, 2017

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...
A Kinship Navigator Program: A Comprehensive Approach to Support Private and Voluntary Kinship Caregivers
Private and voluntary kinship caregivers face challenges in raising their kin children. These challenges may be even greater than those experienced by public kinship caregivers. Research has identified common problems faced by both private and voluntary...
From the Editor: The Apple Tree Has Many Healthy Apples: Kinship Caregiving
Beatriz Johnson was leaving work when she received a frantic call from her daughter, Patrice: "Mom, the police are here, and they have the kids!" Patrice had struggled with substance abuse before she became a mom. Beatriz rushed to her daughter's home....
Health and Well-Being of Children in Kinship Care: Findings from the National Survey of Children in Nonparental Care
Once largely separate from the child welfare system, in recent decades kinship care has become an integral part of child welfare practice and is often used as a preventive alternative to foster care (i.e., voluntary kinship care), as a foster care placement...
Introduction: Kinship Care Policy and Practice: (First Issue)
More than two decades ago, the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) published Kinship Care: A Natural Bridge (Child Welfare League of America, 1994). The report assembled the best thinking and scholarship available at the time to address the emerging...
Placement Stability of Children in Informal Kinship Care: Age, Poverty, and Involvement in the Child Welfare System
Approximately 2.3 million children in the United States, or about 3% -of all children, live in kinship care (Radel, Bramlett, Chow, & Waters, 2016; AECF, 2012). The Child Welfare League of American (CWLA) defines kinship care as the "full-time nurturing...
The Relationship between Kinship Diversion and Child Behavior Problems
With the enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (1996), kinship care was given priority as a preferred placement option among child welfare professionals (Harris & Skyles, 2012). In 2014, an estimated 415,129...
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