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. 2, 2017

From Classroom to Caseload: Transition Experiences of Frontline Child Welfare Workers
Child welfare is among the most challenging areas of the social service sector, particularly for frontline workers including child protection investigators (CPIs) and case managers (CMs). As the job titles suggest, CPIs respond to child maltreatment...
From the Editor: Connections and Relationships throughout Life
I connect, usually through Facebook, on a regular basis with more than 40 young people with whom I had the pleasure of working during the 1980s and 1990s. I keep up with their lives, I wish them happy birthday, I celebrate their successes and mourn their...
Once upon a Time: Lessons Learned from the Benefits of Parent-Child Mother Goose
One of the most important tasks for researchers working in the field of early intervention is to ascertain the conditions for, and characteristics of, successful programs. In a review of successful interventions, Berlin (2005) highlighted understanding...
Sense of Community through Supportive Housing among Foster Care Alumni
Supportive housing offers its consumers long-term, free-, or reduced-rent, as well as easy access to a team of helping professionals (SHNNY, 2016). According to the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey (2016), supportive housing is targeted towards...
Theories on Child Protection Work with Parents: A Narrative Review of the Literature
In child protection literature, there is limited knowledge on how best to protect children (Munro, 2010). The re-abuse rate among families exceeds the 33% (Barth, 2008), while a major practice problem is the decision about when to escalate the level...
Training and Preparation for Caregiving of Older Foster Youth: Perspectives of Foster Parents
Foster homes provide an important role in the child welfare system by offering resources that help to support child safety, well-being, and permanency. Providing adequate supports for foster youth between the ages of 14 and 21 is a challenge. Older youth...
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