• March 2013
  • Vol. 14, No. 2

Child Welfare Research

CBX points to research on the causal relationship between economic downturns and child abuse, the impact of Head Start on the development of school readiness outcomes, and the promotion of well-being through treatment foster care.

  • Economic Downturns and Child Abuse
    While previous studies have established that family economic circumstances are a predictor of child abuse, few researchers have examined the extent to which this relationship is causal. A recent...
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  • Head Start's Impact on School Readiness
    Children living in nonparental care are at a higher risk for developmental problems, poor cognitive and psychosocial functioning, and lower levels of achievement and school engagement. According...
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  • Engaging Kin and Reasonable Efforts
    An article in the Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy focuses on the definition of "reasonable efforts" as it is used in the child welfare field and suggests that...
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  • Treatment Foster Care and Well-Being
    Treatment foster care is a strengths-based, evidence-informed, and trauma-sensitive method for caring for maltreated youth through assistance and supervision from specially trained foster parents...
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