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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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
Increased usefulness of medical data for public health surveillance of child maltreatment Andreas Jud 01/10/2012
Child welfare service involvement during adolescence places transition-age youth at increased risk for negative outcomes Jaime Wegner-Lohin 11/22/2011
Study examines how chronic child welfare cases change during home-based services Andreas Jud 10/18/2011
Longitudinal study shows Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are overrepresented in the South Australian child protection system Mireille De La Sablonnière-Griffin 10/04/2011
Study finds that involvement in court proceedings does not influence feelings of understanding or validation for children in foster care Jaime Wegner-Lohin 06/09/2011
Kinship adoption and the associated outcomes among children and their adoptive families Dillon T. Browne 03/24/2011
Studies in two countries find continued support for the use of the NICHD protocol in interviewing young alleged victims of child sexual abuse
Lise Milne
Mireille De La Sablonnière-Griffin
First study on multisystemic therapy for child physical abuse in a community setting Andreas Jud 02/03/2011
Parental experiences of the Canadian justice system in cases of child sexual abuse Pamela Weightman 01/20/2011
Executive function capacities in children exposed to familial trauma Kristen Lwin 01/06/2011
Policy that says one thing and does another in an Australian Aboriginal community Elizabeth Fast 11/18/2010
Effective supervision improves worker outcomes: A meta-analysis Sydney Duder 10/14/2010