• March/April 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 2

Child Welfare Research

  • Researchers Study Early Intervention for Preschool Foster Children
    Foster children under age 5 who have been abused are at high risk of developing developmental, behavioral, emotional, and medical problems, and placements of preschool children often disrupt. How...
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  • Report to Congress Shows Alcohol Abuse Prevalent in Homes with Children
    Alcohol and children don't mix. Alcohol ingestion by pregnant women places babies at risk for severe developmental disabilities; alcohol abuse in families places children at risk for violence,...
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  • Abuse Can Permanently "Rewire" Children's Brains
    Physical scars may heal, but abuse leaves an indelible impression upon children's developing brains, according to investigators at the McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. Physical,...
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  • Nebraska Group Addresses Needs of Children Subjected to Domestic Violence
    The Nebraska Health and Human Services System has been working with two other agencies--Voices for Children and the Nebraska Domestic Violence Coalition--to collaborate and improve the system for...
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  • Options for Children in Long-Term Out-of-Home Placements
    A September 2000 policy brief produced as a part of the Brookings Institution's "Children's Roundtable" examines the problem of the growing number of children who are languishing in foster care...
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  • First National Study on Law Enforcement's Response to Child Abuse and Neglect Cases Launched
    The issue of whether or not to involve law enforcement officials in the reporting and investigation of child abuse will come under close scrutiny in a new national study by the American Humane...
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  • Bureau of Justice Statistics Report Reveals Increase in Incarcerated Parents
    A recent study by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics finds that 2% of American children under age 18 have an incarcerated parent, which represents an increase of a third since...
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  • Three Recent Studies Rank Child Well-Being in the U.S.
    The Children's Defense Fund, the Urban Institute, and the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire have weighed in on the state of the nation's children. "2000 Children in...
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  • Panel Discusses Reporting Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect
    A panel discussed child abuse and neglect from several perspectives during a live national teleconference January 18 sponsored by the Maryland School of Public Affairs. Panel members were David...
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  • Videoconference Series on Recognizing Child Abuse Opens with Session on Legal Framework for Reporting
    Just under 1 million children are abused or neglected in the United States each year. Proper recognition and reporting is a crucial first step in addressing this individual and social tragedy. ...
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  • New Law Supports Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
    New language in the Older Americans Act (PL 106-501), reauthorized last November, makes more grandparents and other older relatives who are caring for grandchildren eligible to receive supportive...
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