• Dec 2010/Jan 2011
  • Vol. 11, No. 10

Child Welfare Research

Child welfare news includes two research reports on children in foster careā€”one on the use of psychotropic drugs and another on identifying social-emotional problems. Other articles look at a new practice model and updated outcomes for children of unmarried parents.

  • Psychotropic Medication Oversight in Foster Care
    According to the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, psychotropic medication use in youth has increased significantly over the past decade, with the rates of use much higher for...

  • Evaluating Solution-Based Casework in Washington State
    The Children's Administration of Washington State is implementing a new practice model, Solution-Based Casework (SBC), to improve outcomes for the children and families it serves. SBC is a...

  • Social-Emotional Problems in Children in Foster Care
    Many children and youth in foster care exhibit social-emotional problems due to childhood trauma and unmet mental health care needs. In an effort to improve screening for social-emotional...

  • Fragile Families Research Update
    The rate of out-of-wedlock births continues to rise, with statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that 39.7 percent of U.S. children born in 2007 were born to single...