News tagged with child welfare

Project helps states mine data to improve services for kids

When children are placed in foster care, the ultimate goal is to give them the best possible services to achieve permanency, either by returning them home or finding a stable, supportive home environment. A project directed ...

Aug 26, 2014
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Austerity programs hurt children, say scholars

(Medical Xpress)—Austerity programs in several countries in North America and Europe are resulting in cuts to services for poor families that will have lasting impacts on children's health and well-being, warns Paul Wise, ...

Jul 02, 2013
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Study examines risk factors in recurrent child abuse, neglect

(Medical Xpress)—The shorter the intervals between previous child maltreatment incidents, the greater the likelihood that the child will experience abuse or neglect in the future, suggests a new study by a social work professor ...

May 07, 2013
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Foster care a sound choice for some maltreated children

Newspaper articles, TV shows and books are filled with horror stories of children placed in foster care. A new study bucks that trend by showing out-of-home placements can improve the emotional health of some youths who have ...

May 06, 2013
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Negative public images hamper child welfare investigators

Even parents who have had no contact with child welfare agencies believe negative stereotypes about social workers and the likely outcomes of abuse or neglect investigations, misconceptions that complicate agencies' efforts ...

Mar 15, 2013
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Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids: report

Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound ...

Nov 26, 2012
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