• July/August 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 4

Child Welfare Research

  • Calculating the Costs of Child Maltreatment
    Prevent Child Abuse America has estimated the costs of child abuse and neglect based on data from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department...
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  • State of the Child Welfare Workforce Examined
    High turnover rates and complex recruitment problems were just a few of the findings from a recent child welfare workforce report. The collaborative study by the American Public Human Services...
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  • U.S. Census Reports on Living Arrangements of Children
    A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau looks at the living arrangements of the nation's 71.5 million children. The report uses data from 1996 to analyze trends in the make-up of households...
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  • Dads Make a Difference
    Fathers are an important ingredient in the mix that makes a happy life for children, reports a new "Research Brief" from Child Trends. The brief focuses on fathers who live with their children...
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  • Casey Foundation Tracks Trends in Child Well-Being
    In general, things are looking up for the nation's children, but many still face significant hardships, according to the 12th annual "Kids Count Data Book." The report, published by the Annie...
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  • Legislative Updates
    Following are short summaries of current congressional bills of interest to professionals working in child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption. To learn more about any of these bills,...
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  • Five Reports on Indian Child Welfare Released
    Five new research reports provide a fresh look at Indian child welfare issues. Sponsored in 2000 by the National Indian Children's Alliance, a joint effort between Casey Family Programs and the...
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  • Animal Cruelty, Human Violence Linked in Humane Society Study
    Abuse toward animals and people go hand in hand, according to a yearlong, national study conducted by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Although other studies have examined the...
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  • Pediatricians Advised About Treating Adolescent Mothers and Their Children
    Nearly half a million babies were born to 15- to 19-year-old females in the United States in 1997. To better address the medical, psychological, developmental, and social problems of adolescent...
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  • E-Info on State Court Improvement Efforts
    An article in "Best Interests," The E-Magazine for Children's Advocates, provides links to States that post information online about their efforts to improve the way courts handle child abuse and...
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  • New Findings on the Status of Children Cared For by Relatives
    A new study looks at the phenomenon of children who live with relatives other than their parents. Prepared by the Urban Institute and based on data from the 1997 National Survey of American...
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  • Washington and Colorado Help Parents Navigate Courts
    Navigating the courts can be a confusing maze for parents who are involved in dependency cases. In Washington and Colorado new initiatives aim to educate and prepare parents for the process. ...
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