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. 96, No. 1, 2018

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...
'Because We're Fighting to Be Ourselves:' Voices from Former Foster Youth Who Are Transgender and Gender Expansive
In Los Angeles County, 19% of youth in the foster care system identify as LGBTQand the vast majority are also youth of color (Wilson, Cooper, Kastanis, & Nezhad, 2014). Approximately 5.6% of youth in foster care in Los Angeles identify as transgender...
Creating Safer Spaces for Youth Who Are LGBTQ in Broward County, Florida: Collecting SOGIE Data for Life-Coaching Services
Youth in child welfare systems who are LGBTQ face numerous societal and systemic challenges that can create obstacles for their positive development and transition into adulthood. A significant issue for youth and service providers concerns the safe...
From the Editor: Gay and No Place to Go, Redux
Twenty-six years ago, in 1992, I published one of the first peerreviewed articles I ever wrote: Gay and No Place to Go (Mallon, 1992) in this journal, Child Welfare. It was also the first article on this topic that had ever been published in Child Welfare....
Gender Diversity and Child Welfare Research: Empirical Report and Implications of the Los Angeles County Foster Youth Study
Facilitating and supporting transitions from foster care to permanent safe and loving homes is the ultimate goal of child welfare agencies (Children's Bureau, 2016). Several factors affecting permanent placements into homes (i.e., "permanency") have...
It Is Time to Start Counting Kids Who Are LGBTQ in Child Welfare
(First Issue)Children and young people in foster care who are LGBTQare at the center of overlapping national debates about complicated issues of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexuality, religion, and more. Serious questions abound...
Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative: Experiences and Outcomes of Youth Who Are LGBTQ
The Jim Casey Initiative is part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy that builds a brighter future for the nation's children and youth by developing solutions to strengthen families; building paths to economic opportunity; and transforming...
Queering the Question: Using Survey Marginalia to Capture Gender Fluidity in Housing and Child Welfare
This research draws on mixed-method surveys with youth who identify as LGBTQto determine how gender identity intersects with experiences in housing and child welfare. National-level data indicates an overrepresentation of this population in child welfare...
Strengthening Family Connections and Support for Youth in Foster Care Who Identify as LGBTQ: Findings from the PII-RISE Evaluation
This article reports findings from the formative evaluation of the Care Coordination Team (CCT) model, one of two articles in this special edition that discusses the results of the Recognize, Intervene, Support, Empower (RISE) interventions implemented...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.