• December 2019/January 2020
  • Vol. 20, No. 10

Child Welfare Research

Read about a study that discusses whether and how poverty is perceived by child welfare workers to be a contributing factor to child welfare involvement in cases of substantiated child neglect and an article about how some child welfare systems are experimenting with strategies to address risks associated with poverty.

  • Study Looks at Role, Perceptions of Poverty as Contributing Factor in Child Neglect Cases
    A study examining both caseworker and parental perceptions of poverty as a contributing factor in child neglect-related cases and home removals suggests that poverty affects both child welfare...

  • Promising Policies and Practices to Reduce Role of Poverty in Child Neglect Cases
    An article looking at poverty as a major risk factor for child neglect—which accounts for almost three-quarters of all child welfare cases—points to promising policies and practices that can...