• January 2002
  • Vol. 3, No. 1

Child Welfare Research

  • Study Finds Child Sexual Exploitation "Epidemic" in U.S.
    Child sexual exploitation is "the nation's least-recognized epidemic," according to a new report recounting the findings of a 3-year project funded by the National Institute of Justice of the U.S....

  • Family Violence and the Role of Health Professionals
    A new report provides an in-depth look at family violence in the United States and the role of health professionals in dealing with this problem. The report, entitled "Confronting Chronic...

  • Using Legal Strategies to Help Keep Families Together
    A recently published book by the American Bar Association's Center for Children and the Law advocates that child protective services (CPS) programs team with civil legal services lawyers to help...

  • Government and Private Sector Partner to Reduce and Prevent Youth Victimization
    In an effort to break the "cycle of violence," Federal, State, and local governmental programs are joining forces with private sector organizations to provide services to children who are victims...

  • Hazards of Child Maltreatment on Developing Brains
    Two new resources published by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information explain how child maltreatment negatively impacts early brain development during infancy and early...

  • Justice Department Establishes Resource Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents
    Sending parents to jail has serious implications for the health and well-being of large numbers of children. In the United States, more than 2 million children have an incarcerated parent--double...

  • Respite Network Staff Represent the U.S. at the Third International Respite Care Conference
    The Third International Respite Care Conference, "Global Issues, Local Solutions," was held September 11–14, 2001 in Sydney, Australia. More than 450 caregivers, practitioners, educators, and...