Assessment and Placement Monitoring

An assessment is the dynamic process of gathering and analysing information in order to undertake informed interventions. This can include an individual assessment of a child and family, or a situational analysis if there are large numbers of vulnerable children, e.g. in an emergency. 


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Sonya J. Leathers, Roni Diamant-Wilson, Jill E. Spielfogel, Lee Annes, Amy Thomas, Shirlyn Garrett-Wilson - Children and Youth Services Review,

This research focused on a U.S. statewide program that uses team decision-making meetings to identify needs and plan services for youth who are at risk for instability while in foster care.

Kadi Lauri, Karmen Toros & Rafaela Lehtme - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,

This article explores children’s views and experiences of participation within the context of child protection assessment practice.

Hege Stein Helland - Children and Youth Services Review,

This article studies how three groups of professional decision-makers – child welfare workers, experts on children and judges – exercise discretion in decisions on adoption from care in the Norwegian child welfare system.

Chantal Cyr, Karine Dubois-Comtois, Daniel Paquette, Leonor Lopez, Marc Bigras - Child Maltreatment,

Two parenting capacity assessment (PCA) protocols, with a short parent-child intervention embedded in each protocol, evaluated the potential for enhanced parenting to orient child placement decision.

Louise Mc Grath-Lone, Katie Harron, Lorraine Dearden, Ruth Gilbert - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to describe the stability of care histories from birth to age 18 for children in England using a national administrative social care dataset, the Children Looked After return (CLA).

A. Nathan Verbist, Andrew M. Winters, Crystal Collins-Camargo, Becky F. Antle - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study explored if domains of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths assessment were associated with a prescribed trauma-focused treatment.

Ida Benedicte Juhasz - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study explores a particularly wide discretionary space set for decision-making within the Norwegian welfare bureaucracy; care order decisions concerning newborns directly removed from the hospital by the child protection system.

Sonya Stevens, Richard Fiene, Daniel Blevins, Amber Salzer - Children and Youth Services Review,

A mixed method correlational exploratory pilot was conducted in Washington State to determine items within the home study assessment that could be used as indicators to identify baseline requirements of the assessment and suggest anticipated depth (expansion or reduction) within the required topic(s).

Sonya Stevens, Richard Fiene, Daniel Blevins, Amber Salzer - Children and Youth Services Review,

The goal of this study is to identify predicative indicators that will assist in the development of a home study that will increase consistency within home studies and decrease timeliness of completion.

Doris Chateauneuf, Marie-Andrée Poirier, Geneviève Pagé - Journal of Social Work,

Based on 39 semi-directed individual interviews with social workers from child welfare services, the current study aims at highlighting how social workers come to the decision to remove a child from parental care, and how they choose a foster family.