- February 2006
- Vol. 7, No. 1
Child Welfare Research
- Preventing Foster Teen Pregnancies
Youth in foster care are at greater risk of teen pregnancy than other teens. A new report delves into teens' views on sex, pregnancy, and decision-making to explore why this group remains at...
- Adoption From Foster Care: Recruitment and Interest
A new report provides a national look at the recruitment of adoptive families for children in foster care, focusing on which demographic groups show interest in adopting, who actually takes steps...
- Alternative Response in Minnesota
Minnesota families who received an alternative response (AR) after being reported for child maltreatment showed more positive outcomes than those who received a traditional investigative response....
- Child Welfare Workforce Retention
A complex array of personal and organizational factors influence the retention of child welfare workers, according to a recent study. The most important of these factors are professional...
- Concurrent Planning in New York State
Caseworkers, parents, and foster parents view concurrent planning as an effective permanency strategy for children, but there is a need for more training, communication, support, and services....
- Child Welfare Involvement Among TANF Applicants
A recent study of Wisconsin applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) found that almost two-thirds were also involved with the child welfare system. The study also examined the...