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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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Worker attitudes found to have a significant effect on risk assessments and child placement recommendations Sydney Duder 08/21/2008
Why do African American children have more out of home placements than white children, even when controlling for identified risk factors? Pamela Weightman 10/16/2012
Well-Being of Children in Kinship Care Placements
Allison Eisner
Aron Shlonsky
04/08/2010
Violence prevention program implemented in Ontario high schools shows promise Stephen Ellenbogen 03/06/2008
Using sibling data still finds no treatment effect of family group conferencing on child welfare outcomes Sydney Duder 04/26/2007
US study: high developmental and health care needs found in children involved in child welfare systems
Nicole Petrowski
Sophie Léveillé
03/05/2009
US study finds that subsidies lead to increased adoptions from foster care
Claudia Lahaie
Anne-Marie Piché
02/22/2007
Training program improved both foster parent skills and child behavior Sydney Duder 08/20/2009
Third cycle of national study documents incidence of reported child maltreatment and child and family characteristics across Canada Kelly Gallagher-Mackay 02/21/2012
The overrepresentation of poor children in child welfare is a public health issue not a reporting problem Nico Trocmé 07/22/2010
The economic burden of child maltreatment: Preventive measures could yield huge savings Sydney Duder 01/28/2013
Taking enough time to help children disclose sexual abuse Nico Trocmé 05/15/2012
Systematic review shows cognitive-behavioural interventions for sexual abuse not conclusively effective Delphine Collin-Vézina 12/27/2007
Systematic Review finds more rigorous studies needed to assess impact of independent living programs for youth leaving care Elizabeth Fast 08/07/2008
Survivalist self-reliance as both adaptation and danger for youth aging out of care Jonathan D. Schmidt 11/16/2009
Study suggests long-term foster care does not worsen children’s behavior problems over time Elizabeth Fast 07/10/2008
Study raises doubts about Multisystemic Therapy as gold-standard treatment for delinquents Stephen Ellenbogen 08/06/2009
Study points to importance of careful consideration in reasons for placement of youth Elizabeth Fast 04/03/2008
Study looks at contextual effects on externalizing behaviors in children in out-of-home care Sarah L. Beatty 07/10/2012
Study finds that specialty mental health services reduce the risk of out-of-home-placements for children in juvenile justice and child welfare systems Jonathan D. Schmidt 03/22/2007