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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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
The economic burden of child maltreatment: Preventive measures could yield huge savings Sydney Duder 01/28/2013
Child welfare: Organizational climate can affect youth outcomes Sydney Duder 01/14/2013
Children discharged from kin and non-kin foster homes: Do the risks of foster care re-entry differ? Sarah L. Beatty 12/18/2012
Child welfare decisions: Significant differences in agency referral patterns Sydney Duder 12/04/2012
Fully delegated community child welfare model appears to be more effective than a hybrid state managed service contract model in Florida Nico Trocmé 11/20/2012
A person-centered approach to understanding the parenting behaviours of biological fathers Jennifer Nutton 11/06/2012
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
Despite moderate decline in corporal punishment in the US, spanking and slapping young children remains normative; Canadian review raises concerns about effects on child development Nico Trocmé 10/02/2012
Predictors of early childhood neglect: A tri-study comparison Kristen Lwin 09/18/2012
Study looks at contextual effects on externalizing behaviors in children in out-of-home care Sarah L. Beatty 07/10/2012
Evidence supporting a possible decline in child sexual abuse rates: An Irish population study Mireille De La Sablonnière-Griffin 05/29/2012
Taking enough time to help children disclose sexual abuse Nico Trocmé 05/15/2012
Missed opportunity in addressing child and family risk factors following CPS investigations? Nico Trocmé 05/01/2012
Home-based intervention for high-risk rural families: A randomized clinical trial Kristen Lwin 03/27/2012
Major Findings from the Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS) Jennifer Ma 03/13/2012
Third cycle of national study documents incidence of reported child maltreatment and child and family characteristics across Canada Kelly Gallagher-Mackay 02/21/2012
Population-based Canadian data on educational and social outcomes for children and youth involved with child welfare system Kelly Gallagher-Mackay 01/24/2012