• October 2003
  • Vol. 4, No. 8

Child Welfare Research

  • Collaboration with Law Enforcement Found to Enhance Abuse Investigations
    A collaborative effort between law enforcement and child protective services (CPS) is the preferred approach to investigating reports of child maltreatment, according to a recent study issued by...

  • Predictors of Recurrence in Child Protective Cases Involving Substance Abuse
    A recent study published in the July 2003 issue of "Children and Youth Services Review" found four factors were associated with an increased risk of maltreatment recurrence within 60 days among...

  • State Department Issues Proposed Regulations for Intercountry Adoptions
    The U.S. Department of State issued long-awaited proposed regulations (www.childwelfarelaw.info/HagueAdoptionRegs.pdf; Editor's note: this link is no longer available) in mid-September to...

  • U.S. Census Counts Adopted Children for the First Time
    The Census Bureau took its first-ever look at adopted children in a report released in August. "Adopted Children and Stepchildren" (www.census.gov/prod/2003pubs/censr-6.pdf) presents information...

  • New Resources on the Domestic Violence-Child Maltreatment Connection
    Research indicates 30 to 60 percent of families involved with the child welfare system also experience domestic violence. In order to serve these children and families effectively, child welfare...