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List of Organisations

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.

Kyndra C. Cleveland and Jodi A. Quas - Child Maltreatment,

The authors of this study examined legal understanding and attitudes among 201 parents involved in ongoing dependency cases in California and Florida via semi-structured, in-person interviews.

Jasmine Aguilera - Time,

This article from Time shares the stories of families who were separated at the U.S. border with Mexico who are now receiving free mental health services to address the trauma of family separation, as a result of a court order that requires the U.S. government to pay for it.

Grace Gowdy and Sean Hogan - Children and Youth Services Review,

Using survey data provided on youths’ social networks, this study identified 378 informal mentoring relationships provided to 113 former and current foster youth preparing to enter a four-year university.

Ashley Riegle, Ashan Singh, and Allie Yang - ABC News,

This article from ABC News describes some of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children in foster care in the United States.

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.

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.