• November/December 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 6

Child Welfare Research

  • CAPTA Update
    Congress has made progress both in reauthorizing and funding the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). On October 17, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce,...

  • Congress Works on Appropriations for Child and Family Programs
    Both the House and Senate have approved bills appropriating funds for legislation related to child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption. A conference committee comprising members of...

  • Unlevel Playing Field: Service Barriers for Faith-Based and Community-Based Organizations
    Faith-based and community organizations face barriers to delivering social services under the auspices of Federal programs—that was the overall finding of a recent White House report, "Unlevel...

  • Federal Court Rules that Children May Sue Under ASFA
    A Federal court has ruled that a child in foster care may sue a State for failing to start adoption proceedings for the child within the timeframes specified by the Adoption and Safe Families Act....

  • Study Considers Role of Birth Culture in Adjustment of Transracial Adoptees
    A new study suggests that while children adopted across cultures can benefit from learning about their birth culture, doing so is not a requisite to healthy psychological development. ...

  • New Study Looks at Success Rates of Adoptions of Children from Foster Care
    A recently published study addresses gaps in knowledge about post-adoption dissolutions and the post-adoption service needs of adoptive parents. Funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg...

  • Global Observance for Prevention of Child Abuse Marked on November 19
    On November 19, the second annual "World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse" was observed by 144 organizations representing 59 countries. Originated by the Women's World Summit Foundation, based in...