Children and Youth Services Review
Study: Rural Kids More Likely To Be Reported to Child Protective Services, But Why?
In the first study to compare national data on the rate of rural versus large urban child maltreatment reports, researchers found that kids living in the country are about one-third more likely to be reported to authorities, but the rate of substantiation was about the same in both settings.
New Research Links Increased Minimum Wage to Reduced Child Maltreatment
Advocates claim that raising the minimum wage would lift many families out of poverty and reduce income equality, but a new study contends that a rise in wages would also reduce child maltreatment.
Deviating from Protocol: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Adoptive Families
Six-year-old Emma’s* blue eyes light up when Evy Ezpinoza, her therapist, walks through the door. The little girl and her adoptive mother sit side-by-side at a table in a playroom where their parent-child interaction therapy session is coming to a close.
Study Finds Immigration Status Not a Risk Factor for Child Maltreatment
By Sandy Lo Immigration status does not increase the risk that Latino children will be confirmed victims of child maltreatment, according to a study published in September 2014 in the Children and Youth Services Review.
Effective and Affordable Treatment for Foster Children; One-and-the-Same
By Nora Bacher In the wake of the Great Recession, child welfare administrators and policymakers have to make tough choices about where to invest in foster children. A study published in the January issue of Children and Youth Services Review found that a program for foster preschoolers may double their chances of finding a permanent home while also saving money for cash-strapped counties.