Research Watch, is a joint McGill / University of Toronto intiative supported by funds from the Royal Bank of Canada, is a monthly journal club for faculty and doctoral students interested in child welfare research.  We review empirical studies published in the leading child welfare journals and select the most salient and rigorous studies to be summarized and distributed in a monthly e-newsletters. Subscribe here.

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Normative and problematic sexualized behaviours among children and youth in the child welfare system Biru Zhou 08/22/2016
Parents’ perspectives on factors that support and discourage the adoption process for children with special needs
Wendy Rha
Rachael Lefebvre
Child maltreatment: The effects of neighborhood social processes Sydney Duder 08/04/2016
The crucial role of capital in fostering positive employment outcomes and earnings for foster care alumni Melanie Doucet 08/04/2016
Child maltreatment: The significant effect of population density Sydney Duder 07/12/2016
Family-behavioural therapy programs are promising interventions for mothers with concurrent substance abuse and child neglect reports under child protective services Kara Fletcher 06/22/2016
The long reach of child maltreatment: Evidence for intergenerational transmission Anne Blumenthal 06/14/2016
Evidence-based interventions found to reduce rapid repeat pregnancy and promote positive parenting skills for mothers living in foster care Aaron Turpin 05/30/2016
A mixed methods evaluation of a differential response system in North Carolina Jennifer Nutton 05/10/2016
Multiple trajectories of maltreatment re-reports after early report Mireille De La Sablonnière-Griffin 02/27/2016
Harsh parenting and family conflict elevate the risk of child behavioural problems in the context of maternal substance abuse symptoms Kara Fletcher 02/14/2016
Child neglect: Can social capital protect youth against negative behavioural outcomes? Sydney Duder 11/04/2015
Overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care: Effects of agency-level variables Sydney Duder 10/11/2015
Racial placement gap varies with respect to social disadvantage Meghan Seto 01/30/2015
Evidence in support of the causal role of income on child maltreatment risk Anne Blumenthal 01/05/2015
Ontario study finds kinship placements generally more stable and more likely to lead to reunification than non-kin placements Julia Busch 12/13/2014
Understanding child welfare staff buy-in of organizational change Denise Michelle Brend 11/19/2014
Neighbourhood ratings by caregivers in child welfare cases: Social order and social capital Sydney Duder 11/04/2014
Teen birth rates of those who have experienced substantiated maltreatment
Rachael Lefebvre
Wendy Rha
Child maltreatment increased by both poverty and income inequality Sydney Duder 09/12/2014