• May/June 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 3

Child Welfare Research

  • Abused Boys and Sons of Battered Mothers More Likely to Be Involved in Teen Pregnancies
    Men who were physically or sexually abused as boys or who witnessed their mothers being abused are more likely to contribute to a teen pregnancy, report researchers in the February issue of...

  • Researchers Ponder Causes for Decline in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
    Both reported and substantiated child sexual abuse cases declined in the 1990s; now researchers are trying to understand why. A new report by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency...

  • "Oscar Awards" for Outstanding New Child Maltreatment Research
    The Center for Child Protection at Children's Hospital, San Diego, hosted the 15th Annual Conference on "Responding to Child Maltreatment," January 22-26, 2001. The Center focuses on five...

  • High Court Upholds Civil Commitment of Sexual Predators in Washington State
    Sexual predators in Washington State may be kept in jail even after completing their sentences, according to a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued January 17, 2001. "Seling v. Young," filed in...

  • Study Sheds Light on Family Preservation Programs
    Initial findings from a three-State study suggest that policy makers and practitioners might want to rethink—but not abandon—efforts at family preservation programs. An interim report on the...

  • Department of Justice Reports Decline in Infanticide
    Infanticide, on the rise for the past two decades, recently declined according to data from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). DOJ recently released a...

  • Online Bibliography Focused on Investigation and Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse
    Professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect can keep up to date on the literature pertaining to the investigation and prosecution of child maltreatment with a new, comprehensive online...

  • New Findings on Youth Violence
    Two recent government reports examine the ways in which exposure to violence can place children at risk for physical and mental problems. Both reports also recommend approaches to prevention and...