• April 2010
  • Vol. 11, No. 3

Child Welfare Research

Research from the child welfare field includes the latest look at engaging communities to address racial disproportionality in child welfare, helping youth make permanent connections, and strengthening homeless families with young children.

  • Engaging the Community to Address Disproportionality
    In an effort to address the disproportionate number of African-American children entering the child welfare system in Texas, the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) embarked on a...

  • Providing Social Capital in Permanency Planning
    Research on adolescents' transition to adulthood confirms the importance of "social capital" in the form of support from parents and others in order for youth to become independent...

  • Strengthening At-Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children
    The Strengthening At Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children Initiative focuses on addressing the health, housing, and developmental needs of at-risk, homeless mothers and children. The...