• September/October 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 5

Child Welfare Research

  • Mentoring Program Targets Foster Care Children
    Experts agree that consistent, caring adult mentors can make a difference in the lives of "at risk" children. Mentoring USA (MUSA), provides structured one-to-one mentoring to this population,...
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  • Funds Available to Study Problems of Children of Incarcerated Parents
    The U.S. Justice Department's National Institute of Corrections (NIC) has announced that it will make $4 million available for projects focusing on children of parents who are, or were,...
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  • National Foundations Fund New Initiative for Foster Care Youth
    What's in store for the approximately 100,000 young people between the ages of 16 and 21 who are leaving or have left the foster care system in the United States? According to studies, the answer...
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  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    Domestic violence not only affects the battered spouse, but also harms children and pets in the besieged household. Its prevention is a community responsibility. Showing that domestic violence...
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  • Preparing Kids for Court
    When preparing a child victim for court, child abuse professionals need to be aware of the "Judge Judy effect" and other misconceptions about court that children learn from television. Besides...
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  • New Data Set Available to Researchers on Mothers Sexually Abused in Childhood
    The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) has released a new data set entitled "Parenting Among Women Sexually Abused in Childhood," which is available to researchers for...
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  • Two Studies Find Prevalence of Online Child Solicitation
    Parents may think that Internet filters and monitoring Internet use protects their children from online solicitations, but two new studies find this is not the case. Nearly 20 percent of young...
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  • Study Probes Outcomes of Reunification
    A new study finds that children returned to their biological families after foster care fare less well than counterparts who do not return to their biological families. The study, published in...
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  • New CDC Center Brings National Attention to Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
    A new Federal website serves as a one-stop shopping destination for health professionals, parents, teachers, and others searching for information online about birth defects and developmental...
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  • Network Brings Violence Prevention Practitioners Together
    Practitioners involved in violence prevention efforts no longer need to feel isolated from their counterparts in different parts of the country or the world, thanks to a membership organization...
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