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. 5, 2017

Evaluating Prevention: Communities NOW: Connecting for Kids
Child abuse and neglect continues to be a troubling social issue. In 2013, 3.5 million referrals were made to child protective service (CPS) agencies across the country, involving 6.4 million children (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2015)....
Factors Affecting Perceptions of Self-Value among Employees of Child Welfare Agencies
While the subject of previous research, less effort has been made in recent years to assess the conditions of the child protective services field that influence the motivation and well-being of those workers who provide these critically important services....
From the Editor: Working toward a Competent, Compassionate Child Welfare Workforce
Building and maintaining a competent, compassionate child welfare workforce is a topic that is discussed often but can lack concrete, supporting research. Some assert that the workforce is poorly prepared to deal with the issues of 21st-century child...
Improving Preparation for Foster Care: Developing a Child-Friendly Training Curriculum for Families Who Foster
The arrival of a new child into a home has a significant impact on the biological children of the foster parents. Prospective foster and adoptive parents often are required to complete training and other forms of preparation prior to receiving a child...
Partnership for Multimethod Evaluation in Child Welfare: Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Program
Implementation of public child welfare services in the United States varies from state to state, yet certain federal policies provide funding and legal standards for operating these public agencies. These policies and standards support a wide range of...
Prevalence of Chronic Illness among Youth with DSM-IV-TR Axis I Diagnoses at a Large Mental Health Agency in Northeast Ohio
Acknowledgements: This paper was supported by grants MD002265 and UL1TR000439from the National Institutes of Health.Many mental health service providers are moving toward integrated physical and behavioral health service provision in response to trends...
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