• April 2004
  • Vol. 5, No. 3

Child Welfare Research

  • Child Welfare Risk Assessment
    Estimating the likelihood of future child maltreatment is an integral part of case planning and management, yet current policies and practices in risk assessment may be inadequate or flawed. This...

  • Risk Factors for Chronic Child Maltreatment
    Results from a recent study published in the "Journal of Family Violence" (Vol. 19, No. 1) indicate that certain psychosocial risk factors are associated with a mother's high potential for child...

  • Achieving Permanency After Parental Rights Are Terminated
    A study published in the December 2003 issue of "Children and Youth Services Review" uses Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data to demonstrate that a large...

  • Explaining the Decline in Cases of Child Sexual Abuse
    In the January 2004 edition of the "Juvenile Justice Bulletin", the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) reviews six possible explanations for a 40 percent drop in...