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Resources by Topic: Child welfare

Rural Adoptions: A Different Kind of Rural Trust
Highlights three successful efforts in rural America to find adoptive homes for foster children.
Author(s): Kathleen Belanger
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Coordination of Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services: Early Implementation
Describes the activities of 14 tribes and tribal organizations that received demonstration grants from the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) for Coordination of Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services to Tribal Families at Risk of Child Abuse or Neglect. Addresses models for coordinating service delivery, services and activities implemented by grantees, grantee progress, and key findings.
Author(s): Pirkko Ahonen, Kim Keating, Julie Morales, et al.
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Finding Homes for Rural Foster Children
Discusses the need in rural America for foster and adoptive homes in each community, including training and licensing.
Author(s): Kathleen Belanger
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Sequestration: The Impact on the Most At-Risk Population - Native Youth
Describes agencies and programs providing services to Native American youth regarding health programs and services, education, housing, juvenile justice, child welfare, and social services. Covers the effects of sequestration on those services and shares impact stories from the perspective of Native American youth.
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute
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Informal Kinship Care Most Common Out-of-Home Placement After an Investigation of Child Maltreatment
Examines child placement after maltreatment reports for rural and urban areas. Compares whether the children remain in their homes or, if they are placed elsewhere, whether they are placed in foster care, the homes of other family members, or other out-of-home placement such as a group home.
Author(s): Wendy A. Walsh
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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An Interview with Barb Fabre
An interview with Barb Fabre, an enrolled member of the Ojibwa Nation in Minnesota and director for the White Earth Child Care program, who describes life on the reservation, and the unique challenges facing childcare providers there.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Psychotropic Medication Use Among Children in the Child Welfare System
Examines the use of psychotropic medications among children in the child protective system between 2001 and 2002, including prescription rates by rural and urban location.
Author(s): Wendy A. Walsh, Marybeth J. Mattingly
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Understanding Child Abuse in Rural and Urban America: Risk Factors and Maltreatment Substantiation
Compares rural and urban outcomes in child abuse cases and risk factors for child maltreatment. Identifies characteristics associated with substantiation.
Author(s): Wendy A. Walsh, Marybeth J. Mattingly
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4)
Report to Congress regarding the rate of child abuse and neglect nationwide. Includes data and statistics of distribution of abuse and neglect by demographics, income and education level, perpetrator characteristics, and geographic location. Also includes resources to recognize and find treatment for victims.
Author(s): Andrea J. Sedlak, Jane Mettenburg, Monica Basena, et al.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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The 2009 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Services Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to rural America. Examines three key topics: workforce and community development, creating viable patient-centered medical homes, and serving at-risk children.
Date: 04/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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