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Yi, Youngmin; Wildeman, Christopher – Future of Children, 2018
Children who experience foster care, write Youngmin Yi and Christopher Wildeman, are considerably more likely than others to have contact with the criminal justice system, both during childhood and as adults. And because children of color disproportionately experience foster care, improvements to the foster care system could reduce racial/ethnic…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Intervention, Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare
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Leininger, Lindsey; Levy, Helen – Future of Children, 2015
It might seem strange to ask whether increasing access to medical care can improve children's health. Yet Lindsey Leininger and Helen Levy begin by pointing out that access to care plays a smaller role than we might think, and that many other factors, such as those discussed elsewhere in this issue, strongly influence children's health.…
Descriptors: Child Health, Access to Health Care, Public Policy, Supply and Demand
Bass, Sandra; Shields, Margie K.; Behrman, Richard E. – Future of Children, 2004
This paper focuses on the challenges of helping children after abuse and neglect has occurred by strengthening the web of supports for children and families in foster care. It examines the current state of the foster care system and finds that it is really not a cohesive system but a combination of many overlapping and interacting agencies, all…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Child Welfare, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
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Testa, Mark F. – Future of Children, 2004
Since the 1970s, finding alternative permanent families for children in foster care who could not return to their birth parents has been a primary goal of the child welfare system. Since that time, significant gains have been made in helping such children find permanent homes through adoption and guardianship. This article analyzes these trends…
Descriptors: Placement, Child Welfare, Federal Government, Adoption
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Future of Children, 2004
To provide an array of perspectives on the future direction of foster care, five experts across various disciplines and backgrounds were asked to respond to this question: "How can the child welfare system be improved to better support families and promote the healthy development of children in foster care?" This article presents their responses…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Foster Care, Adoption, Family Relationship
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Carter, Lucy Salcido; Weithorn, Lois A.; Behrman, Richard E. – Future of Children, 1999
Summarizes current knowledge about the prevalence and effects of childhood exposure to domestic violence. Describes responses to this problem by the services systems with which children exposed to violence have contact and explores what is known about how well these responses work. (Contains 97 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Children, Family Violence, Incidence, Intervention
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Saathoff, Amy J.; Stoffel, Elizabeth Ann – Future of Children, 1999
Describes and analyzes trends in service delivery by community-based organizations to children affected by domestic violence. Concludes that substantial segments of the population are not reached, and that most organizations do not have a sufficient range of services to meet children's needs. Outlines challenges faced by current intervention…
Descriptors: Children, Community Programs, Family Violence, Intervention
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McCullough, Charlotte B. – Future of Children, 1991
Drug-exposed infants are having a profound impact on the child welfare system. When community resources are not available to meet the needs of these children and families, requirements of current child welfare laws cannot be met. The range of services necessary for effective child welfare responses is discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Children, Community Resources, Delivery Systems
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Tyack, David – Future of Children, 1992
Reviews the history of providing noneducational services to children in a school setting from the perspective of past and present reform efforts. Argues that urban school reform should be based on a "children-at-risk" model rather than a "nation-at-risk" model and should incorporate lessons from the past. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Children, Delivery Systems, Educational Change
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Findlater, Janet E.; Kelly, Susan – Future of Children, 1999
Describes the roles of Child Protective Services (CPS) and domestic violence service programs in responding to child abuse and domestic violence and presents results of a national survey completed by 40 state CPS administrators and 26 directors of domestic violence coalitions about system responses to these two forms of violence. Describes…
Descriptors: Administrators, Child Abuse, Children, Family Violence