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.

Title Reviewed by Date Publishedsort icon
Exploring adolescent attachment to adoptive parents: Parents’ sexual orientation not a factor Catherine Baquero 10/07/2010
Preventing child maltreatment: Successful expansion to population level of an evidence-based intervention Sydney Duder 09/09/2010
Nurse home visitation program reduces reported maltreatment of children Sydney Duder 08/26/2010
Mothers of children in out-of-home care: Drug treatment services can increase reunification rates Sydney Duder 08/19/2010
Study finds high rates of posttraumatic stress symptoms in a US national sample of children referred to child welfare Melissa Van Wert 08/05/2010
The overrepresentation of poor children in child welfare is a public health issue not a reporting problem Nico Trocmé 07/22/2010
Neighbourhood disadvantage and proximity to disadvantaged neighbourhoods increase risk of out-of-home placements Jonathan Schmidt 06/03/2010
Limited evidence of school-based education programs efficacy for the prevention of child sexual abuse Jess Barnes 05/27/2010
Child welfare and mental health interorganizational relationships impact service use and outcomes Allison Eisner 05/06/2010
Leaving an abusive partner reduces the odds of recurrent intimate partner violence Tara Black 04/22/2010
Well-Being of Children in Kinship Care Placements
Allison Eisner
Aron Shlonsky
Evidence-based practice: Fidelity monitoring an important factor Sydney Duder 03/25/2010
Adolescent girls’ pregnancy rates lower for Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care versus Group Care Nicole Petrowski 03/04/2010
Cost-effective services for youth aging out of foster care Sydney Duder 02/18/2010
Dating violence common among CPS-involved youth and a suggestive trauma intervention pathway Jonathan D. Schmidt 01/28/2010
Primary care physicians often fail to report injuries that are likely due to child abuse
Kim Coleman
Michelle Ward
Home Visiting Programs more effective with an added cognitive component
Elizabeth Fast
Jonathan D. Schmidt
Survivalist self-reliance as both adaptation and danger for youth aging out of care Jonathan D. Schmidt 11/16/2009
Educational videos increase awareness of effects of shaking babies Nico Trocmé 10/22/2009
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