Launched in 1922, this scholarly, peer-reviewed journal keeps readers abreast of the special problems facing millions of children—children who are homeless, abused, new to this country, severely disabled. These are the children who rely on caring professionals to help. Child Welfare links the latest findings in child welfare and related research with the best practice, policy, and program development into one innovative resource equally indispensable to child welfare and associated professionals.

Child Welfare is published every other month. Typically, two of the six issues per year are special issues on specific topics (see Special Issues); submissions for special issues are largely by invitation of the special issue editor.

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