Clio E. Pitula, Carrie E. DePasquale, Shanna B. Mliner, Megan R. Gunnar - Child Development8 Nov 2017
Seventy-eight postinstitutionalized (PI) children adopted at ages 17–36 months were assessed 2, 8, 16, and 24 months postadoption on measures of cortisol and parenting quality, and compared to same-aged children adopted from foster care (FC, n = 45) and nonadopted children (NA, n = 45).
Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, Leslie L Roos, James Bolton, Marni Brownell, Nathan C Nickel, Dan Chateau - Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health5 Oct 2017
This study investigated whether mothers experience changes to their health and social situation after having a child taken into care by child protection services, then compared these outcomes with those found in mothers whose children were not taken into care.
Tonino Esposito et al. - International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health9 Sep 2017
This paper examines the extent to which socioeconomic vulnerability, psychosocial service consultations, and preventative social services spending impacts the reunification for children placed in out-of-home care.
Naomi Nichols; Kaitlin Schwan; Stephen Gaetz; Melanie Redman; David French; Sean A. Kidd; Bill O'Grady - Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Press9 Aug 2017
A recent Canadian study on youth homelessness revealed that youth experiencing homelessness are 193 times more likely to report interactions with the child welfare system. This policy brief offers a snapshot of the situation for homeless youth with experience in care, an analysis of the structures and systems leaving these children behind, and recommendations for policy and practice.
Ontario announced a blueprint for reform of foster care and group homes in the province following a 2016 report, promising increased inspections of group homes and more opportunities for the participation of young people in care.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and Aboriginal leaders to call an inqury on the treatment, experiences and outcomes of Innu children in the child protection system.
International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI)28 Jun 2017
The International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) is hosting its 6th Conference, entitled “Children in a World of Opportunities: Innovations in Research, Policy and Practice.” The event will take place on June 28-30, 2017 in Montreal, Canada.