• April 2002
  • Vol. 3, No. 3

Child Welfare Research

  • Supreme Court Decision Will Impact Civil Confinement of Sex Offenders
    The U.S. Supreme Court's January 22nd ruling in Kansas v. Crane will make it harder for States to keep sex offenders in civil confinement after they've served their sentence. The Court's decision...
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  • Casey Family Services Releases White Paper on Post-Adoption Services
    What post-adoption services should be in place for families? A new white paper from Casey Family Services, "Strengthening Families and Communities: An Approach to Post-Adoption Services," has...
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  • U.S. More Vigilant of International Adoptions
    It's estimated that U.S. families adopt four of every five children placed through intercountry adoption and in 2001, U.S. families adopted 18,537 foreign-born children. The high cost of these...
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  • Friends of the Children Offers Long-Term Mentoring to Troubled Kids
    A Portland, Oregon-based organization takes the long view when it comes to prevention and asks its employees to do likewise. Friends of the Children aims to provide an antidote to instability in...
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  • Transition Programs in Indian Country
    A new report provides insights into independent living services provided to youth in American Indian communities. "Transition Programs in Indian Country", by Casey Family Programs and the...
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  • LONGSCAN Examines Fatherhood
    The Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN) (http://www.sph.unc.edu/iprc/longscan) is a consortium of research studies made up of five satellite sites and a coordinating center...
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  • Study Explores Impact of Alcoholism on Father-Infant Interactions
    An ongoing study at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions is shedding light on the impact of paternal alcoholism on parent-infant interactions. Previous studies with older...
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  • America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2001 Report Released
    The fifth annual report "America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2001" finds significant gains in key indicators of the well-being of America's children such as a declining...
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  • Researchers Find Biological Link Between Child Abuse and Increased Likelihood of Later Substance Abuse
    Researchers at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts have found a biological explanation as to why abused children are more likely to become substance abusers later in life. The study...
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  • Two California Counties Use Results-Based Accountability to Keep Children Safe
    Santa Cruz County and San Mateo County in California are using a relatively new approach to measure and direct their efforts in keeping children safe, and posting their processes and results...
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  • Role of Teachers in Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
    What is expected of teachers in regard to reporting suspected child abuse and neglect? It's a common question with complex answers. A recent article on the Child Welfare League of America website...
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