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Center for the Study of Social Policy,

Join the Center for the Study of Social Policy on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 3:00-4:30 pm ET, for an interactive discussion about work underway to explore how to improve community conditions that strengthen families.

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.

J. Jay Miller, Morgan E. Cooley & Brittany P. Mihalec-Adkins - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,

The overarching purpose of this exploratory study was to understand how foster parents’ parenting-related stress levels have changed over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the role of sociodemographic characteristics in exacerbating risk for increased stress.

Morgan E. PettyJohn, Taylor A. Reid, Elizabeth Miller, Katherine W. Bogen, Heather L. McCauley - Children and Youth Services Review,

The current study is the first to explore the prevalence of reproductive coercion among adolescent women currently or previously involved in the U.S. foster care system.

Emily Pasiuk - CBC News,

The stories of children formerly in care in Canada, are being published in a new book called Youth in Care Chronicles, according to this article from CBC News.

Beverly-Jean Margaret Daniel - Child & Youth Services,

This paper examines the ways in which anti-oppression and anti-racism perspectives can be included as an aspect of Child and Youth Care (CYC) thought and practice, with particular relevance to service provision for African Canadian families.

Wendy G. Lane, Howard Dubowitz, Kevin D. Frick, Josh Semiatin, Laurence Magder - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to determine the (1) overall cost for implementing the Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) model, (2) cost of implementation per child, and (3) cost per case of maltreatment averted.

Jennifer Johnson, Judith L. Perrigo, Alexis Deavenport-Saman, Choo Phei Wee, Karen KayImagawa, David J. Schonfeld, Douglas Vanderbilt - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study sought to determine whether home environments with higher levels of emotional support and cognitive stimulation predict later academic achievement and whether this relationship is moderated by placement type (i.e. biological/adoptive parent care, kinship care, or non-kinship foster care). This study included 1,206 children from the second U.S. National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW-II) who were involved with Child Protective Services (CPS) between 2–7 years of age.

Jon Tattrie - CBC News,

"A Nova Scotia man has launched a lawsuit against a U.S.-based organization that runs a Guatemalan orphanage where he says he and others were violently abused for years," says this article from CBC News.

Margaret H. Lloyd Sieger - Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services,

This study analyzed 10 years of federal child welfare data to understand the effect of foster care placement, provider, and support factors for children in foster care due to parental substance use disorder.