• November 2013
  • Vol. 14, No. 8

Child Welfare Research

CBX points to an issue brief describing therapeutic foster care, best practices for this type of care, essential partners, and challenges to providing this care; a report providing key data on foster care and teen pregnancy; and a study of juvenile justice reform over the previous 15 years with an emphasis on adolescent development.

  • Combating Domestic Child Sex Trafficking
    A June 2013 blog entry on the PolicyforResults.org website discusses the June 11 Senate hearing titled Sex Trafficking and Exploitation in America: Child Welfare's Role in Prevention and...

  • Therapeutic Foster Care for Trauma-Impacted Youth
    A traditional foster care placement may not adequately meet the needs of youth in foster care with severe mental, emotional, or behavioral health disorders. In these cases, therapeutic or...

  • Teen Pregnancy in Foster Care
    The teen pregnancy rate for youth in foster care is far greater than for youth in general. In 2011, 48 percent of girls in foster care had been pregnant at least once by 19 years of age, compared...

  • Reforming Juvenile Justice
    In 2010, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) of the U.S. Department of Justice asked the National Research Council to convene a committee to conduct a study of...