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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A person-centered approach to understanding the parenting behaviours of biological fathers Jennifer Nutton 11/06/2012
Child welfare: Organizational climate can affect youth outcomes Sydney Duder 01/14/2013
Child welfare: Organizational culture can affect worker retention Sydney Duder 03/31/2013
A cultural approach to child welfare practice within American Indian/Alaska Native communities Jennifer Nutton 11/18/2016
A helping hand for the caregiver is a helping hand for the child Biru Zhou 02/06/2017
A mixed methods evaluation of a differential response system in North Carolina Jennifer Nutton 05/10/2016
Abusive fractures may be decreasing: Hopeful results from a US pediatric hospital
Jules Lajoie
Nico Trocmé
Adolescent girls’ pregnancy rates lower for Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care versus Group Care Nicole Petrowski 03/04/2010
Adult adaptive functioning, not childhood maltreatment, predicts connectivity in emotion-related brain regions
Emma Duerden
Barbara Fallon
Age and gender variations on children’s subjective well-being across safety welfare contexts Biru Zhou 08/15/2018
Anxious and avoidant attachment styles determined as important mechanisms between child neglect and significant adolescent sexual risk behaviors
Carolyn O'Connor
Delphine Collin-Vézina
Are children with disabilities at greater risk of maltreatment? Tonino Esposito 10/16/2008
Black children in Ontario: Factors that influence welfare decisions Sydney Duder 03/04/2018
Can buy me love: the effect of child welfare expenditures on maltreatment outcomes Andreas Jud 02/24/2013
Canadian research shows neglectful mothers have information processing biases towards their children’s emotions and behaviour Jonathan D. Schmidt 02/07/2008
Case vignette study finds that clinicians are not sensitive to the use of suggestive interviewing technique in child sexual abuse investigations Delphine Collin-Vézina 10/08/2009
Caseworkers’ perspectives: Focus group results for Triple P
Nicolette Joh-Carnella
Tara Black
Barbara Fallon
Child maltreatment increased by both poverty and income inequality Sydney Duder 09/12/2014
Child maltreatment: Cross-national comparison of societal-level predictors Sydney Duder 06/21/2018
Child maltreatment: Neighborhood structural & social risk factors Sydney Duder 10/25/2018