What Do We Know About the Effectiveness of Prevention?
Abuse and Neglect, (2003) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect. The findings and conclusions presented in this fact sheet do not necessarily... Breaking the Link Between Child Maltreatment and Juvenile Delinquency
Americans have a firm resolve when it comes to violent crime. Most favor stiff punishment for the offender, while expressing compassion for the victims of serious crimes. Yet the issue becomes complicated when one considers that many victimizers were once victims themselves. Although most children... Mental Health Services for Youth in Juvenile Justice Systems
ISSUE: Juvenile justice system reforms must preserve the protections of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, rehabilitate the youth served, and address their mental health needs. BACKGROUND: For more than 25 years, federal law has protected children and youth who come... First Qualitative Research Study of New York City Teens Living in Foster Care Finds Services Extreme
PRESS RELEASE Voices of youth and workers show what works and doesn't in group settings, with quality of care a "mixed bag" and dangerous violence from peers and staff. ( New York , November 6, 2003 ) The first comprehensive qualitative research study ever done of teens living in group settings...
Afraid to parent teens?
March 18, 2007, 4:22 am
"Do you know how old you'll be when that kid is 16?"
How many times have you heard that one? Does it make you quake in your clogs?
An article out of the UK today brings to mind that most often voiced fear of people considering adopting at an older age ... the teen years.
This report... Creating a monster
November 16, 2007, 9:24 pm
I have a dear friend who spent a good bit of her adult life longing for motherhood. For all the usual reasons ... career building, late finding of soul mate, infertility ... plans to make a baby from scratch didn't pan out. At the age of forty-nine, she and her husband brought home a darling... How to get the child welfare and juvenile justice systems to work together
July 7, 2007, 4:53 pm
I mentioned in this blog how many electronic newsletters I receive, and how much good information is contained in them.
One newsletter I didnít mention in the first post is The Link , which states its mission or purpose as: Connecting Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare. It is a...