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CHILD MALTREATMENT FATALITIES

√  Emotional Maltreatment (May 2019)

√  Effects of the Nurturing Environment in Maltreating Families
    (April 2019)

√  Hidden in Plain Sight: The Path Away From Child Maltreatment
    Fatalities (April 2016)

√  Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities:
   
Final Report (March 2016)

√  Counting Child Maltreatment Deaths (Oct. 2015)

√  Addressing Child Maltreatment Deaths and Serious Injuries
    (Sept. 2012)

CHILD NEGLECT

√  Defining Child Neglect (Sept. 2018)

√  Cracking the Code of Chronic Neglect (April 2015)

√  Preventing Child Maltreatment: How is Neglect Different?
    (April 2014)

√  The Experience of Neglect (Feb. 2013)

√  Chronically Referring Families: Patterns, Dynamics and Interventions (Jan. 2011)

CHILD PROTECTION

√  Expertise in Child Protection (March. 2019)

√  Evaluating Differential Response  (Nov. 2018)

√  Effects of Differential Response on Child Protection (Oct. 2018)

√  The Torture of Children (March 2018)

√  Protecting  Children in Homeless Families: Mission
    Impossible? (Nov. 2016)

√  Correcting Design Flaws in Child Protection (May 2016)

√  Explaining and Preventing Chronic Maltreatment (Feb. 2016)

√  Protecting High Risk Infants (Jan. 2016)

√  Child Protection Systems in Crisis: Developing More Effective

    Responses (Dec. 2015)

√  Fundamentals of Child Protection (July 2015)

√  In-Home Safety Planning: the Achilles Heel of Child Protection     (March 2015)

√  Great Expectations (Jan. 2015)

√  The Substance Abuse Challenge in Child Welfare (Oct. 2014)

√  The Two Worlds of Child Protection (Aug. 2014)

√  The Meaning of Empowerment (Feb. 2014)

√  Child Protection Systems in Crisis: Developing More Effective
    Responses (Dec. 2013)

√  Pathways from Childhood Adversities to Health Outcomes
    (Oct. 2013)

√  10 Ways to Improve Child Protection (June 2013)

√  How Effective is Child Protection: Design and Workforce Issues

    (May 2013)

√  How Effective Is Child Protection? (April 2013)

√  What If Child Protection Was Organized Around Neglect?
    (Feb. 2012)

√  Child Maltreatment 2009: Trends in CPS Reporting and    Response (Dec. 2010)

√  Does CPS Help Families?  (Oct. 2010)

√  Trends in Child Protection (July 2010)

CHILD WELFARE PRACTICE

√  The Tyranny of Metrics (Dec. 2018)

√  Servant Leadership in Child Welfare (Aug. 2018)

√  Bullying and Intimidation in Child Welfare Management (July. 2018)

√  Collaborations that Work (June 2018)

√  Models of Excellence in Child Welfare: Three Offices

    (May 2018)

√  Tell a Better Story (April 2018)

√  Pendulum Swings In Child Welfare (Dec. 2017)

√  Effects of Excessive Workloads on Child Welfare (Jan. 2017)

√  Emotional Challenges in Child Welfare (June 2017)

√  Trustworthiness and Skill in Child Protection (Nov. 2013)

√  Scarcity and Workload Management (June 2013)

√  Surviving and Thriving in Child Welfare (March 2013)

√  When Is Reunification Safe? (Nov. 2012)

√  Increasing Stable Reunifications (Oct. 2012)

√  Preventing Psychological and Moral Injury in Child Welfare
    Aug. 2012)

√  Restoring Self Efficacy (March 2012)

√  Resiliency (Dec. 2011)

 

CHILD WELFARE REFORM

√  Potential Game Changers in Child Welfare (Feb. 2019)

√  The Winter of Discontent (Dec. 2017)

√  Do Something Different (Sept. 2017)

√  Correcting Design Flaws in Child Protection (May 2016)

√  Charting a New Path for Child Welfare (June 2015)

√  Have Child Welfare Systems Improved (May 2015)

√  Imagining Child Welfare (July 2012)

√  Five Easy Pieces (May 2012)

√  Three Axioms of Child Welfare Reform (June 2011)

√  Effects of Moral Outrage on Child Welfare Reform (March

    2011)

√  The Munro Report on Child Protection (Feb. 2011)

 

Evaluating Differential Response

COMMUNITY & SOCIAL CAPITAL

√  Moderating Harmful Effects of Psychotropic Medications 
     (Oct. 2019)

√  The Bitter Pill (Sept. 2019)

√  The Mind Fixers (Aug. 2019)

√  The Community Loss Index (Nov. 2017)

√  Despair and Early Death (Nov. 2015)

√  $2.00 a Day:  Living On Almost Nothing In America

     (Sept. 2015)

√  Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis (Aug. 2015)

√  Post-Recession Blues (Sept. 2014)

√  Kids Count 2013 (July 2013)

√  Trends in Health and Well Being (Jan. 2013)

√  The Power of Community (April 2012)

√  The Social World of Methamphetamine (Aug. 2010)

√  The Decline in Child Maltreatment (June 2010)

√  Kids Count Indicators, 2004-2005 (Oct. 2008)

CRITICAL THINKING

√  Controlling Heuristic Biases (Jan. 2014)

√  The Best Books in Child Welfare (Dec. 2012)

√  Thinking Fast and Slow (June 2012)

√  Pattern Recognition in Child Welfare (Nov. 2010)

√  Is There a Minimal Standard of Care? (Sept. 2010)

EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES

√  Common Elements in Evidenced Based Practice (July 2014)

 

FOSTER CARE

√  Mitigating Design Flaws in Family First (July 2019)

√  Family First: Risks and Opportunities (June 2019)

√  Dissecting U.S. Foster Care Systems (Jan. 2018)

√  Foster Care for Young Children: Outcomes and Costs
    (Feb. 2018)

√  Can Foster Care be Prevented? (Oct. 2017)

√  Competing Solutions to the Foster Care Crisis (May 2017)

√  Alternatives to Foster Care (Sept. 2016)

√  Foster Care as a Mental Health System (Aug. 2016)

√  The Foster Care Recruitment and Retention Crisis (July 2016)

√  Is Foster Care Safe? (June 2016)

√  To the End of June (Sept. 2013)

√  The Quality of Foster Care (Jan. 2012)

√  Unconditional Care (Sept. 2011)

√  Residential Treatment Services: Is it Time for a
    Critical Review? (July 2011)

√  Infants in Out- of- Home Care (April 2011)

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

√  Safeguarding Children in England and Northern Europe

    (Aug. 2013)

 

POVERTY AND CHILD WELFARE

√  Homeless Children and Destitute Families (Nov. 2014)

√  Economic Interventions in Child Neglect (May 2010)

PREVENTION OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT

√  Prevention and Social Norms (Jan. 2019)

√  Intergenerational Transmission of Child Neglect (March 2017)

√  Safe, Stable and Nurturing Relationships (May 2014)

√  Preventing Child Maltreatment: How is Neglect Different?

    (April 2014)

√  The Physical Punishment of Infants and Toddlers

     (March 2014)

√  Pathways from Childhood Adversities to Health Outcomes

    (Oct. 2013)

√  A Public Health Approach to Preventing Maltreatment Related Child Deaths (Aug. 2011)

√  Residential Treatment Services: Is it Time for a
    Critical Review? (July 2011)

√  Chronically Referring Families: Patterns, Dynamics and
     Interventions (Jan. 2011)

ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND BUREAUCRACY

√  Changing Organizational Culture (Aug. 2017)

√  Coping with Bureaucracy (July 2017)

√  Workload Management in Child Protection Systems   
    (Feb. 2017)

√  Can a Separate Department Reinvigorate Child Welfare?

    (Dec. 2016)

√  Creating Learning Organizations (Feb. 2015) 

TRAUMA

√  Reflections on Resilience (April 2017)

√  The Body Keeps the Score (Dec. 2014)

√  Developmental Repair (Nov. 2011)

√  Emotional Regulation in Traumatized and Severely Neglected
    Children (Oct. 2011)

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