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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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
Study finds parent aide services reduce the report of physical abuse for at-risk families Anne Blumenthal 08/27/2014
First Nations children: Agency substantiation of neglect Sydney Duder 08/11/2014
Treatment foster care for improving outcomes in children and adolescents with complex needs Julia Busch 06/09/2014
More evidence in support of home visitation prevention programs Nico Trocmé 05/04/2014
Child neglect: The importance of both family and community poverty levels Sydney Duder 04/05/2014
Direct instruction tutoring program shows improvements in academic achievement for children in out-of-home care Jaime Wegner-Lohin 03/18/2014
Study finds maltreatment subtype matters Melissa Van Wert 12/15/2013
Foster care reunification rates: Comparing two types of analyses Kristen Lwin 12/02/2013
Individual and organizational factors that contribute into reentry into out-of-home care Carrie Smith 11/12/2013
Mothers involved with child welfare: Service needs, socio-demographics, and psychosocial characteristics Eavan Brady 10/08/2013
Overrepresentation of First Nations children in child welfare: More supports needed to help families address socioeconomic risk factors Sydney Duder 09/12/2013
Promising results of an intervention to reduce substance use and delinquency among middle school girls in foster care Jennifer Nutton 06/26/2013
Child welfare: Organizational culture can affect worker retention Sydney Duder 03/31/2013
Can buy me love: the effect of child welfare expenditures on maltreatment outcomes Andreas Jud 02/24/2013