Research Data and Statistics

January 2019

Communication Patterns Between Foster Parents And Case Managers
Author(s): Denlinger, Melissa.;Dorius, Cassandra
Published: 2018
Journal Name: Children and Youth Services Review v. 89, June 2018, p. 329-339
Information: The current study examined how to best facilitate a healthier professional relationship between case managers and foster families with the goal of identifying concrete ways to improve the relationship and drive foster parent retention.

Family Group Conferencing with Children and Young People
Author(s): Fox, D.
Published: 2018
Information: This book examines and identifies variations in independent advocacy provision offered to young people and their families in relation to undertaking a Family Group Conference (FGC), and discusses how these can impact the outcomes both positively and negatively for young people involved.

Foster Care Placement Process And Settings (Chapter 2 in Handbook Of Foster Youth)
Author(s): Aguiniga, Donna M.;Madden, Elissa E.
Published: 2018
Information: This chapter begins by examining key considerations in the foster care placement process…, including the preference for relatives, youth’s age and preferences, siblings, race and culture, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. It then provides a comprehensive review of current foster care placements, and discusses the importance of permanency planning and concurrent planning.

NCWWI Request for Proposals
Final Information Session: January 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019
NCWWI will partner with 5 state or county-administered child welfare agencies and 2 tribal child welfare programs for 4 years (2019-2023) to identify, assess, plan, implement, and evaluate interventions that build and strengthen the child welfare workforce.

Struggles, Successes, And Setbacks: Youth Aging Out Of Child Welfare In A Subsidized Housing Program
Author(s): Schelbe, L.
Published: 2018
Journal: Children and Youth Services Review v. 89, June 2018, p. 298-308
Information: Children and Youth Services Review v. 89, June 2018, p. 298-308
Information: This study used ethnographic data to examine a program providing subsidized apartments to youth aging out.

The Role Of Substance Use In Child Welfare Caseloads
Author(s): Ghertner, Robin.;Waters, Annette.;Radel, Laura.;Crouse, Gilbert.
Published: 2018
Journal: Children and Youth Services Review v. 90, July 2018, p. 83-93
Information: This study tests the association between child welfare caseloads and two measures of substance use prevalence, including drug overdose deaths and drug-related hospitalizations, for most counties in the United States over the 2011 to 2016 period.

Youth In Foster Care Relationships With Biological, Foster, And Adoptive Families (Chapter 11 in Handbook Of Foster Youth).
Author(s): Wojciak, Armeda Stevenson.;Hough, Nathan A.
Published: 2018
Information: This chapter explores relationships within the context of foster care, including biological family relationships, foster family relationships, and adopted family relationships, using attachment theory as a conceptual framework.

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