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Austin J. Blake, Matthew Ruderman, Jill M. Waterman, Audra K. Langley - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The current study aimed to examine effects of pre-adoptive risk on long-term functioning in children adopted from foster care.

Catherine E. McKinley, Katherine P. Theall - Research on Social Work Practice,

This article examines pilot results for the culturally adapted Weaving Healthy Families (WHF) program to promote resilience and wellness while preventing substance abuse and violence among Native American (NA) families.


UNICEF is hosting a webinar to discuss the findings and recommendations from the new report Building Bridges for Every Child: Reception, Care and Services to Support Unaccompanied Children in the United States.

Chris Gottlieb - Time,

"The harms of the child welfare system are unconscionably and disproportionately imposed on families of color, particularly Black families, and these family separation practices have demonstrably bad outcomes for the children," says this article from Time.

National Family Support Network,

This webinar will provide information and tools to support next steps in developing a family support and strengthening network.  The webinar will include a detailed review of two continua developed by the National Family Support Network (NFSN).

Bryn King, Tara Black, Barbara Fallon, Yu Lung - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study uses longitudinal administrative data to assess the decision to transfer a family to ongoing child welfare services within twelve months of an initial investigation.

National Family Support Network,

This event will explore how an active Parent Advisory Committee can enhance a Program's work with families, the steps needed to create and sustain an effective Parent Advisory Committee, and how Programs can prepare to share leadership with Program participants.

Austen McGuire, Lindsay Huffhines, Yo Jackson - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The current study used survival analysis to simultaneously examine the influence of maltreatment characteristics on the risk of receiving a PTSD diagnosis at any time in care following entry into care.

Canadian Press,

"Advocates for youth in government care are calling on the provinces and territories to continue supporting those who are aging out of the child welfare system and trying to make it on their own during the pandemic," says this article by the Canadian Press.

National Family Support Network,

This event will offer an introduction to the NEW version of the U.S. nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support.