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Resources by Topic: Child welfare

Experiences of Parents and Children Living in Poverty: A Review of the Qualitative Literature
Details a review of studies focusing on the experiences of poverty from the perspective of parents and their children. Discusses variations in perceptions of poverty and government assistance in rural areas.
Author(s): Janet Quint, Katherine M. Griffin, Jennie Kaufman, Patrick Landers, Annie Utterback
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Meeting Minutes, Saratoga Springs, New York, April 16-18, 2018
Summarizes the 83rd meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS), which was held in Saratoga Springs, New York. Meeting discussion focused on two topics: how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can affect health and factors affecting health insurance costs for people in rural areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2017
Presents data on crime and safety concerns in schools across the nation by urban, suburban, and rural classification. Discusses physical injuries and deaths at school, weapons on school property, illegal substances, bullying, gangs, campus safety, and security measures to keep students safe.
Author(s): Lauren Musu-Gillette, Anlan Zhang, Ke Wang, et al.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Education Statistics
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Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-123): CHIP, Public Health, Home Visiting, and Medicaid Provisions in Division E
Highlights a report on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. Details appropriations for Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, public health, and other provisions in Division E. Provides some discussion of the effect of these appropriations on rural communities.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Rural Child Welfare Practice
Issue brief discussing the needs and concerns of rural children and families, including healthcare and social services. Examines factors linked to child maltreatment, such as poverty, violence, and substance use, and features descriptions of successful programs designed to promote child welfare in rural areas of Montana, South Dakota, Kansas, and Colorado, and Appalachian Ohio and Kentucky.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Child Work Safety on the Farms of Local Agricultural Market Producers: Parent and Child Perspectives
Highlights a study on the safety of children who work in agricultural settings. Focuses on children age 12-17 working on family farms in Illinois and North Carolina. Details parent and child characteristics, such as age and gender, as well as the type of farm and products produced.
Author(s): Phillip Summers, Sara A. Quandt, Chaya R.Spears Johnson, Thomas A. Arcury
Citation: Journal of Agromedicine, 23(1), 52-59
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Addressing the Wicked Problem of Childhood Trauma Through a Nursing and Cooperative Extension System Collaboration
Presents a study on a trauma-informed parenting curriculum for caregivers of children removed from their parents in rural Indiana. Discusses the development of the curriculum through a collaboration between a nursing faculty and a cooperative extension educator. Details the successes and shortcomings of the intervention.
Author(s): Karen J. Foli, Stephanie Woodcox, Susan Kersey, Lingsong Zhang
Citation: Public Health Nursing, 35(1), 56-63
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Child Welfare and Substance Use
Discusses a study on the relationship between substance use, specifically opioid misuse, and child welfare caseloads. Explores reports of child abuse and foster care entries along with drug mortality rates and retail opioid sales. Features rural information in the second and third reports.
Date: 2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Tackling Poverty in Rural Communities
Discusses the Intergenerational Poverty Initiative in Weber County, UT. Details efforts to support health and well-being, access, resiliency, and dignity through mentors and role models in order to promote self-determination in impoverished youth.
Additional links: Webinar Links, Webinar Slides
Date: 09/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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2017 Report on Disproportionality of Placements of Indian Children
Explains the concept of disproportionality in child welfare, paying particular attention to the overrepresentation of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children in the child welfare and foster care systems. Discusses the problem at the national level, and also lists the top 15 U.S. states with the highest rates of disproportionality.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Child Welfare Association
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