• May 2009
  • Vol. 10, No. 4

Child Welfare Research

CBX highlights new research on how States differ in their kinship care policies, different types of families who adopt children, the effectiveness of intensive family preservation programs, and State support for home visiting.

  • Kinship Care Policies Vary by State
    A recent report on State kinship care policies reveals a wide array of approaches to such issues as defining kinship, approving kinship placements, and providing support for kin caregivers. The...

  • Patterns in Adoption From Foster Care
    Administrative data collected from 1996 to 2003 show that the structure of families that adopt children from foster care has changed significantly through the years. According to a new study...

  • Building Evidence on Family Preservation Programs
    A recent report by Casey Family Programs focuses on the last decade of research with Intensive Family Preservation Services (IFPS) programs. "A Ten-Year Review of Family Preservation Research:...

  • State-Based Home Visiting Programs
    Many States support home visiting programs as a means of providing education and support to expectant or new parents, especially those at risk for poor outcomes. The National Center for Children...