• March 2014
  • Vol. 15, No. 3

Child Welfare Research

We point to research on the prevalence of substance use among children and youth involved with child welfare, a study of social worker readiness for organizational change, and ongoing child welfare reform efforts.

  • Social Worker Readiness for Organizational Change
    While research has looked at successful change implementation in the fields of education, health, and psychology, little research on this topic has been specific to child welfare. A recent study...

  • Substance Use Among Youth in Care
    While research has linked adverse childhood experiences such as child abuse and neglect to a high risk for substance use disorders later in life, research specific to substance use among children...

  • Health-Care Use by Children in Foster Care
    Children in foster care are often at higher risk for various physical and mental health problems. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of...

  • Child Welfare Reform Efforts
    A November 2013 article in the Chronicle of Social Change, "The Many Faces of Federal Child Welfare Reform," outlines several national child welfare reform proposals that could have a...