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Message ID: 9878
Date: 2015-08-09

Author:vks

Subject:Re: Call for Papers: A Special Issue on Kinship Care and Child Welfare Services

Hi, I just came to know that someone has sent an email from my account asking some research topics... Please disregard that. I am extremely sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks. Abstracts Deadline 11/1/2015 CWLA Journal, Child Welfare Dear Colleagues: The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue of Child Welfare dedicated to children living with their kin. The issue will focus on children who are in private care where the state does not have custody, children who are in state custody or subject to state supervision but who are not placed in foster care, and children who are placed in unlicensed kinship homes within the formal foster care system. Of special interest are children in informal kinship care who were the subject of child welfare agency investigations and subsequently were placed with kin. While many kinship families may have had no involvement with the child welfare system, the number of children placed informally by child welfare agencies in kinship homes or formally in unlicensed kinship homes remains large in many jurisdictions. Yet there is a lack of consensus regarding policies and practices supportive of these families. Given that many kinship children are not connected to financial assistance or to supportive services, or if connected, may receive less financial assistance and fewer supportive services than children in non-relative licensed foster homes, the goal of the special issue is to bring attention to this less visible area of public child welfare by featuring policy and empirical papers focused on these kinship families. Guest editors are Mark Testa (University of North Carolina), Eunju Lee (University at Albany), and Charlene Ingram (CWLA). Manuscripts should address one or more of the following areas: 1) child welfare practices involving the placement of children with kin to preserve family connections as an alternative to formal foster care within the child welfare system 2) practice, policies and funding mechanisms for unlicensed kinship care within the foster care system; 3) the well-being of children in informal and unlicensed kinship care, including physical and mental health, educational outcomes, and family and social functioning; 4) safety and permanency outcomes among children in informal and unlicensed kinship care; and 5) innovative child welfare practices supporting children in informal and unlicensed kinship care. Prospective authors should submit abstracts of up to 750 words to Rachel Adams at radams@cwla.org by 11/1/2015. Abstracts should clearly identify the topic, methods (including data sources for empirical papers), expected or preliminary findings and practice and policy implications. Invitations to submit a full article will be extended by 12/15/2015. Initial drafts of the selected papers are due by 3/15/2016, and final papers are expected by 5/15/2016. Selected authors will be invited to attend a forum organized by University at Albany School of Social Welfare, State University of New York and CWLA. The forum will be held at University at Albany in early June of 2016. Policymakers, foundation staff and other researchers will be invited to the forum to respond to the papers presented. Travel expenses will be covered for one of the co-authors per selected article. Publication of the special issue is targeted for late 2016. Mark Testa, Eunju Lee & Charlene Ingram .

Hi, I just came to know that someone has sent an email from my account asking some research topics... Please disregard that. I am extremely sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks. Abstracts Deadline 11/1/2015 CWLA Journal, Child Welfare Dear Colleagues: The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue of Child Welfare dedicated to children living with their kin. The issue will focus on children who are in private care where the state does not have custody, children who are in state custody or subject to state supervision but who are not placed in foster care, and children who are placed in unlicensed kinship homes within the formal foster care system. Of special interest are children in informal kinship care who were the subject of child welfare agency investigations and subsequently were placed with kin. While many kinship families may have had no involvement with the child welfare system, the number of children placed informally by child welfare agencies in kinship homes or formally in unlicensed kinship homes remains large in many jurisdictions. Yet there is a lack of consensus regarding policies and practices supportive of these families. Given that many kinship children are not connected to financial assistance or to supportive services, or if connected, may receive less financial assistance and fewer supportive services than children in non-relative licensed foster homes, the goal of the special issue is to bring attention to this less visible area of public child welfare by featuring policy and empirical papers focused on these kinship families. Guest editors are Mark Testa (University of North Carolina), Eunju Lee (University at Albany), and Charlene Ingram (CWLA). Manuscripts should address one or more of the following areas: 1) child welfare practices involving the placement of children with kin to preserve family connections as an alternative to formal foster care within the child welfare system 2) practice, policies and funding mechanisms for unlicensed kinship care within the foster care system; 3) the well-being of children in informal and unlicensed kinship care, including physical and mental health, educational outcomes, and family and social functioning; 4) safety and permanency outcomes among children in informal and unlicensed kinship care; and 5) innovative child welfare practices supporting children in informal and unlicensed kinship care. Prospective authors should submit abstracts of up to 750 words to Rachel Adams at radamscwla.org by 11/1/2015. Abstracts should clearly identify the topic, methods (including data sources for empirical papers), expected or preliminary findings and practice and policy implications. Invitations to submit a full article will be extended by 12/15/2015. Initial drafts of the selected papers are due by 3/15/2016, and final papers are expected by 5/15/2016. Selected authors will be invited to attend a forum organized by University at Albany School of Social Welfare, State University of New York and CWLA. The forum will be held at University at Albany in early June of 2016. Policymakers, foundation staff and other researchers will be invited to the forum to respond to the papers presented. Travel expenses will be covered for one of the co-authors per selected article. Publication of the special issue is targeted for late 2016. Mark Testa, Eunju Lee & Charlene Ingram .