• February 2013
  • Vol. 14, No. 1

Child Welfare Research

This month, CBX points to research on the impact of the Internet on adoption, parental exposure to trauma, the increase in cohabiting grandparents and grandchildren, and other articles.

  • Tracking Child Maltreatment Data
    Recent child welfare data suggest that child maltreatment may be on the decline; however, because child protective services (CPS) agencies are able to report only maltreatment cases brought to...
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  • Grandparents Living With Children
    According to data from the American Community Survey, in 2010, over 6.5 million grandparents lived in the same home as their minor grandchildren. Forty percent of these grandparents assumed the...
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  • Impact of the Internet on Adoption
    Noting a lack of scholarly literature focused on the Internet's impact on adoption, the Donaldson Institute for Adoption set out on a multiyear study of the subject. The results of the study, in...
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  • Parental Exposure to Trauma
    Chapin Hall recently released a report that explores how parents' personal histories and extensive exposure to trauma as children affect their adult functioning. The study examined comprehensive...
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  • GAP Funds Promote Permanency
    Among the provisions of Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 is the establishment of the Federal Title IV-E Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP). States can use...
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  • Putin Bans Intercountry Adoption by U.S. Families
    On December 28, 2012, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a Federal law prohibiting the adoption of Russian children by U.S. families. The law, which went into effect on January 1, 2013, also...
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