• August 2003
  • Vol. 4, No. 6

Child Welfare Research

  • Seeking Causes: Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare
    Though it is well known certain racial and ethnic groups are overrepresented in the child welfare system, the reasons for this are not clear. In September 2002, the Children's Bureau hosted a...

  • Evaluation of Family Preservation and Reunification
    Short-term gains achieved by family preservation programs do not appear to persist over time, according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in December 2002. ...

  • New Research Sheds Light on Kinship Care Issues
    Three research briefs published in April by the Urban Institute explore kinship placements and their impact on involved children and families. The briefs, "When Child Welfare Agencies Rely on...

  • Former Foster Youth Spend Summer on Capitol Hill
    Eight former foster youth spent 6 weeks this summer on Capitol Hill serving as Congressional interns, as part of a program co-sponsored by the Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) and the...