Research on Reasoning and Bias in Child Welfare Decision-Making
By Ankita Mohanty As a poor person of color, are you more likely to have your child taken away from you than your wealthier white counterpart? Research out of Israel published earlier this year points to something long understood in American child welfare: race matters.
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.