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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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
Study finds group homes increase risk of delinquency Elizabeth Fast 09/03/2009
Training program improved both foster parent skills and child behavior Sydney Duder 08/20/2009
Study raises doubts about Multisystemic Therapy as gold-standard treatment for delinquents Stephen Ellenbogen 08/06/2009
Recovery coaches reduce numbers of substance exposed births Sydney Duder 07/23/2009
Probability of Abuse in Childhood Fractures Michelle Ward, MD 07/02/2009
Cognitive-behaviour therapy a somewhat effective treatment for young offenders in residential care Stephen Ellenbogen 06/18/2009
Life skills training for youth in foster care had little effect Sydney Duder 05/21/2009
Secure attachment patterns shown in many teen mothers and their infants Jonathan D. Schmidt 04/16/2009