• July/August 2005
  • Vol. 6, No. 6

Child Welfare Research

  • Family Group Conferences for Youth in Group Care
    Family group conferencing (FGC) has shown positive results for engaging families and enhancing permanency for children in out-of-home care. A recent study in Washington State explored the...

  • Study Casts Doubt on Attachment Disorder Screening Instrument
    Reactive attachment disorder is the subject of considerable debate within the adoption field. Professionals disagree about what constitutes the disorder and whether or not it is overdiagnosed. A...

  • National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect
    The fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4) is now underway. Mandated by Congress, NIS gathers information from multiple sources to estimate the number of children who...

  • Lessons From the Tsunami
    Tragedies of great proportion, such as the Southeast Asia tsunami of 2004, reveal both the best and worst of human nature. In the case of the tsunami, enormous generosity, including offers to...