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Additional Child Welfare Resources

The Center no longer maintains a collection of child welfare related print materials. The following websites and resources are frequently updated and are recommended for students, faculty and staff interested in child welfare research, policy and practice. If you know of a website not listed below that you would like added, please contact Jackie Heytens at 218-726-7854.

[Child Well-Being] [General Child Welfare] [Child Welfare Best Practices] [Prevention] [Indian Child Welfare] [Domestic Violence]


General Child Welfare

American Humane Association. (2012). Strategies towards successful reunification. Child Welfare Briefing, 3(1).

Children’s Rights and the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. (2011). Ensuring high quality kinship care in Wisconsin. New York, NY: Children’s Rights.

D’Agostino, J. (2011). Equalizing the treatment of foreign-born adopted children. Adoption Advocate, 33, 1-6.

Klitsch, S. (2010). Beyond the basics: How extracurricular activities can benefit foster youth. Youth Law News, 29(4).

Meyers, J.E.B. (Ed.). (2011). Child maltreatment: A collection of readings. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Noonan, K., Matron, M., Zlotnik, S., Hernandez-Mekonnen,R., Watts, C., Rubin,D. & Molleen, C. (2012). Cross-system barriers to educational success for children in foster care: The front line perspective. Children and Youth Services Review, 34 (2), p.403-408.

Pecora, P.J., Sanders, D., Wilson, D., English, D., Puckett, A. & Rudlang-Perman, K. (2012). Addressing common forms of child maltreatment: Evidence-informed interventions and gaps in current knowledge. Casey Family Programs, research brief.

Pelton, L.H. (2010). Introduction: Race, class, and the child welfare system. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 33(3), 270-276.

Child Welfare Best Practices


Morris, K. & Connolly,M. (2012). Family decision making in child welfare: Challenges in developing a knowledge base for practice. Child Abuse Review, 21 (1), p.41-52.

National Quality Improvement Center on Differential Response in Child Protective Services (2011). Summary of The Tribal Symposium on Differential Response


Bridging Refugee Youth & Children Services. (2010).Child Maltreatment Prevention Training Curriculum. Retrieved from

Committee for Children provides award-winning classroom curriculla for the prevention of child abuse and youth violence; we also offer training and parent education, and conduct original research.

Indian Child Welfare

Indian Child Welfare Act : This presentation was developed by Evie Campbell

Native Child gives information about Head Start programs and curriculums available based in Native Culture.

Amendments to the Indian Child Welfare Act regarding Indian Family Doctrine gives the latest infromation on the laws regarding Indian Child Welfare in MN.

The National Congress of American Indians works to inform the public and Congress on the governmental rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives.


Domestic Violence

Steele,W. & Malchiodi, C.A. (2012) Trauma-informed practices with children and adolescents. New York, NY:Routledge, Inc.

U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2011) Evidence-based practices for children exposed to violence: A selection from federal databases

Weisa, A.N. & Wiersma, R. (2011). Does the public hold abused women responsible for protecting children? Affilia, 26(4), 419-430. 

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Public Policy Office



UMD Social Work Department

220 Bohannon Hall
1207 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812

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