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Rachel Adams is the managing editor of CWLA's Child Welfare journal and the editor for Children's Voice magazine, CWLA textbooks, and curricula. She manages the weekly "Last Week in Child Welfare" blog, which features state-level updates on foster care, adoption, policy-making, juvenile justice, child protection, and other child welfare-related news.

Special Issue Foreword: The Intersection of Immigration and Child Welfare

These two special issues of Child Welfare revisit the topic of the intersection of immigration and child welfare 13 years after the journal’s first issue on this subject. Much progress has been made in the past decade in generating and disseminating knowledge and best practices surrounding the complex challenges of children and families who are

From the Next Children’s Voice: Weaving a Bright Future

Weaving a Bright Future: Baltimore’s Thread Uses Community Resources to Reduce Isolation This article will appear in the upcoming spring 2019 issue of Children’s Voice.  by Elizabeth Gibbons Student success depends not only on a supportive academic environment; a holistic, family-, peer-, and community-centered approach can also assist young people who are struggling. The Baltimore-based nonprofit

Table of Contents: Child Maltreatment in Insular and Isolated Communities

From our essay collection Child Maltreatment in Insular and Isolated Communities Editors: Christine James-Brown, Child Welfare League of America; Julie Collins, Child Welfare League of America; Rachel Adams, Child Welfare League of America; Debra Schilling Wolfe, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research, University of Pennsylvania; John L. Jackson, Jr., School of Social Policy & Practice, University

Ways of Seeing in the Dark: Addressing Child Maltreatment in Underserved Populations

From our essay collection Child Maltreatment in Insular and Isolated Communities. View the Table of Contents here. Editors: Christine James-Brown, Child Welfare League of America; Julie Collins, Child Welfare League of America; Rachel Adams, Child Welfare League of America; Debra Schilling Wolfe, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research, University of Pennsylvania; John L. Jackson, Jr., School of

From Children’s Voice Magazine: Drugs and Kids

Drugs and Kids: Stopping the Sexual Trafficking of Minors Through Community Engagement by Rhonda Sciortino Where there is child sexual trafficking, there often also are drugs. Traffickers give kids drugs to make them comply, to make them quit crying or complaining, and to incapacitate them so that they are unable to fight or escape. Once

Keeping our Eyes Open

Rutgers University's Center on Violence Against Women and Children Trains Social Workers with a Focus on Domestic Violence by Catie Buttner The Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) has a clear mission: to eliminate all forms of violence against women and children and to address the power imbalances that permit them. This challenging

From Children’s Voice Magazine: 10 Practical Steps to Support Sustained Permanency

10 Practical Steps to Support Sustained Permanency by Kirk O’Brien, Yvonne Humenay Roberts, Kristen Rudlang-Perman, Crystal Ward Allen, and Peter J. Pecora Nearly one in five children in foster care has been in care before. Reentry into care can lead to fractured families. Stable, nurturing families can bolster youth resilience and lessen negative long-term effects—but

A Home Amid Crisis: The Keeping Families Together Program Model

Published in Children’s Voice, Volume 27, Number 1 by Jennifer Michael Every family needs a roof over its head. But what if poverty, substance use, or struggles with mental health issues imperil a family’s ability to keep a home and protect its children? Over the last decade, a program model called Keeping Families Together

CWLA Position Statement on the Indian Child Welfare Case Brackeen v. Zinke Ruling

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) rejects the recent decision of October 8, 2018, by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). This decision that labeled ICWA as unconstitutional jeopardizes this landmark child welfare and child protection law and opens the door to

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