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Dec/Jan 2007Vol. 7, No. 9Child Welfare Publication Awards

The Center for Child Welfare Policy of the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare (NARCCW) presented its 2006 Pro Humanitate Literary Awards at an October 3 luncheon. The annual awards have been made since 2001 to recognize books and articles that champion best practice in child welfare. The group's director, Dr. Ronald C. Hughes, and Program Director, Dr. Judith Rycus, were on hand to recognize the following winners:

  • David Stoesz, for his 2005 book, Quixote's Ghost: The Right, the Liberati, and the Future of Social Policy
  • Julia Littell, for her 2005 article, "Lessons From a Systematic Review of Effects of Multisystemic Therapy," Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 27
  • Allen D. DeSena, Robert A. Murphy, Heather Douglas-Palumberi, Gary Blau, Blandina Kelly, Sara M. Horwitz, and Joan Kaufman, for their 2005 article, "SAFE Homes: Is It Worth the Cost? An Evaluation of a Group Home Permanency Planning Program for Children Who First Enter Out-of-Home Care," Child Abuse & Neglect, Vol. 29
  • Wanda Friedrich, who accepted an award for her late husband, Bill Friedrich, co-author with Mark Chaffin of a 2004 article, "Evidence-Based Treatments in Child Abuse and Neglect," Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 26

To read more about the awards and winners, visit the NARCCW website: