• July/August 2010
  • Vol. 11, No. 6

Child Welfare Research

Child welfare research news links you to articles on some of the most critical issues in the field, including citizen review panels, kinship adoption, immigrant families, and runaway and transitioning youth.

  • Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System
    Over the past decade, immigration patterns have contributed significantly to the changing demographic profile of the child welfare system, such that 9.6 percent of children reported to child...

  • Study on Runaway Youth Examines Lifetime Prevalence
    A new study from the Urban Institute uses new methodology to yield estimates of the number of youth who run away from home, the number of times they run away, and their age when they first run...

  • The Rise in Kinship Adoption
    A new issue brief created by ChildFocus and the North American Council on Adoptable Children, Kinship Adoption: Meeting the Unique Needs of a Growing Population, was developed to draw attention to...

  • Characteristics of Effective Citizen-State Child Welfare Partnerships
    Research has shown that agencies can benefit from citizen participation in child welfare. A national study published in Children and Youth Services Review examines citizen review panels (CRPs) in...

  • Effective Program Strategies for Helping Youth Transition to Adulthood
    A new factsheet from Child Trends, What Works for Older Youth During Their Transition to Adulthood: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions, synthesizes results from...