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This article examines existing knowledge on the scope, nature, and causes of child abuse and neglect in the U.S.
This article summarizes the causes of racial disproportionality, arguing that internal and external causes of disproportional involvement originate from a common underlying factor: structural and institutional racism that is both within child welfare systems and part of society at large.
This introduction sets a foundation for understanding the contents of this volume of The ANNALS, which aims to increase awareness among scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners of the size, scope, and functions of child welfare services in the United States.
This article provides an overview of the funding streams that finance the U.S. child welfare system, reviews the federal legislation since 1970 that has led to the current funding structure, and ends with a discussion of how the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 has the potential to create better outcomes for children and families by promoting prevention activities and program support with strong evidence of success.
This article considers how U.S. child welfare agencies can best leverage the opportunities presented by the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 while addressing potential barriers posed by the paucity of evidence-supported prevention programs and avoiding the unintended consequences of limiting reimbursement to only selective prevention services that meet rigorous evidence standards of effectiveness.
The author of this article analyzes young people’s experiences in foster care from a life course perspective, accounting for when foster care happens, how long it lasts, and what happens when foster care placements end.
"The [U.S.] Trump administration separated far more children — the latest total stands at more than 5,500 — starting much earlier than it initially acknowledged," says this piece from NPR. "And more than 1,400 parents were ultimately deported without their children, according to immigrant advocates." The former administration had refused to allow parents who'd been deported back into the U.S. to reunite with their children. "Now all eyes are on Biden."
This seminar was given as part of the Korean Adoptee Adoption Research Network's inaugural seminar series, The Right to Know. Each speaker of the series discussed the concept of the right to origin and examined the broader social, legal and political implications in South Korea as a sending country along with experiences from North America and Europe as receiving countries.
Este mapeo inicial tiene dos objetivos: a) identificar temas e intereses comunes entre las encuestas implementadas en los diferentes países de la región; y b) analizar las fortalezas y desafíos enfrentados cuando se implementan este tipo de ejercicios de medición, en particular durante una situación de distanciamiento social como la que implica la Covid-19.