Ramona Denby, Efren Gomez, and Richard V. Reeves - Brookings Institution14 Sep 2017
This report explores the challenges of implementing and evaluating relationship-based interventions for young people with experience in the U.S. foster care system and presents recommendations for both practitioners and researchers for successful implementation and evaluation in the future.
Ching-Hsuan Lin and Angela R. Wiley - Children and Youth Services Review 12 Sep 2017
This study utilized data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to examine how kinship care affects maternal stress and parenting practices in racial/ethnic and immigrant families in the United States.
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.
Becci A. Akin, Jessica Strolin-Gotzmna, and Crystal Collines-Camargo - Children and Youth Services Review6 Sep 2017
This paper describes and analyzes the implementation of trauma and evidence-informed interventions in three federally-funded statewide demonstration sites in different regional contexts throughout the United States.
Cateria R. McCabe, The Legal Intelligencer29 Aug 2017
There is a growing number of children in kinship care in the United States, with 2.6 million grandparents raising their grandchildren around the country. New pending legislation would support kinship families to adequately care for children within their extended families.
UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Specialist to develop and support UNICEF programmes around prevention and response to violence against children and social welfare systems strengening, including family support, adoption, alternative care and social protection.
Poorly delivered services by the strained U.S. child protection system cause considerable harm to children placed in care. Transforming the child welfare system will require evidenced-based changes in service delivery, including: improved and ongoing training to child welfare workers, enhanced preventive efforts, and the reallocation of resources.