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Policy Paper

Integrating Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being for Children and Families in Child Welfare

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) stated, in its project summary for 2012: “Historically, Federal policies have impelled child welfare systems to focus disproportionately on ensuring safety and permanency for the children they […]

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Predicting the accuracy of facial affect recognition: The interaction of child maltreatment and intellectual functioning

The study looked at 106 female adolescents, ages 14-19, 50 of whom were maltreated. All of the girls completed a series of demographic and trauma interviews, self-report questionnaires, an intellectual assessment, and a facial recognition […]

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Research and Resources

Racial and ethnic disparities: A population-based examination of risk factors for involvement with child protective services

The California study linked the birth records of children born in 2002 to child protective services data from that year forward. This produced a clear record of nearly all the children from that year who […]

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Research News

New Details on Obama’s ICE Suggest More Child Welfare/Immigration Clashes

Last week, The Chronicle reported on Children in Harm’s Way, a tome of findings and recommendations pertaining to the way Immigrations and Customs Enforcement deportation decisions affect family involvement in the child welfare system. Earlier this […]