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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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
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