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Daro, Deborah – Future of Children, 2019
In the United States, two approaches have developed to exercise collective influence on how parents raise their children. One is mandatory public intervention in families who have placed their children at risk, exemplified by the child welfare system. The other is voluntary offers of assistance, for example, child abuse prevention services that…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Child Welfare, At Risk Persons, Family Programs
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Testa, Mark; Woodruff, Kristen; Bess, Roseana; Milner, Jerry; Woolverton, Maria – Future of Children, 2019
About one-fifth of children involved in investigations for abuse or neglect are placed in foster care. Although some return to their families quickly, others may remain in foster care for years without permanent family relationships. In this article, Mark Testa, Kristen Woodruff, Roseana Bess, Jerry Milner, and Maria Woolverton examine the…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Foster Care
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Wulczyn, Fred – Future of Children, 2009
Fred Wulczyn explores how data on the incidence and distribution of child maltreatment shed light on planning and implementing maltreatment prevention programs. He begins by describing and differentiating among the three primary sources of national data on maltreatment. Wulczyn then points out several important patterns in the data. The first…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Child Abuse, Prevention, Child Welfare
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Larner, Mary B.; Stevenson, Carol S.; Behrman, Richard E. – Future of Children, 1998
Analyzes the challenges, pressures, and uncertainties facing the public child protection systems with recommendations for strengthening child protective services agencies and expanding prevention and treatment resources. Articles in this special issue place typical agency practices in a historical context as they consider dimensions of the child…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs