• July/August 2006
  • Vol. 7, No. 6

Child Welfare Research

  • Nonresident Fathers and the Child Welfare System
    Finding and engaging nonresident fathers carries the potential for significant benefits for children in the child welfare system. When fathers are identified and involved in decisions about their...

  • Government Costs for Adoption vs. Foster Care
    While the social benefits of adoption over long-term foster care for children are widely recognized, a new study shows that adoption also means significant cost savings for governments. The study...

  • Frequently Encountered Families
    In most child welfare systems, there is a small percentage of families who require a disproportionate amount of caseworker time and agency resources. These "frequently encountered" (FE) families...