National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts: Literature Review. Selected References

03/01/2001

MODEL SYSTEMS

American Public Human Services Association. (1999). Guidelines for a model system of protective services for abused and neglected children and their families. Washington, DC: Author.

Child Welfare League of America. (1997). Standards of excellence. Washington, DC: Author.

Council on Accreditation. (1996). Council on Accreditation 1997 standards for behavioral health care services and community support and education services. New York: Author.

CHILD WELFARE OVERVIEW

Briar-Lawson, K., & Drews, J. (2000). Child and family welfare policies and services: Current issues and historical antecedents. In J. Midgley, M. B. Tracy, & M. Livermore (Eds.), The handbook of social policy (pp.157-174). Thousand Acres, CA: Sage Press.

Geen, R., & Tumlin, K. C. (1999). State efforts to remake child welfare: Responses to new challenges and increased scrutiny. Assessing the New Federalism, Occasional Paper 29, Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

Kadushin, A. (1974). Child welfare services. NY: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. (2000). Child maltreatment 1998: Reports from the states to the national child abuse and neglect data system. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Weil, M. (2000). Services for families and children: The changing context and new challenges. In R. J. Patti (Ed.), The handbook of social welfare management (pp. 481-510). Thousand Acres, CA: Sage Press.

REFORM MODELS

Adams, P., & Nelson, K. (Eds.). (1995). Reinventing human services: Community-and family-centered practice. New York: Aldine De Gruyter.

American Humane Association. (1996). International survey of innovative programs with CPS linkages. Englewood, CO: Author.

American Humane Association. (1997). Innovations for children's services for the 21st century: Family group decision making and PATCH. Englewood, CO: Author.

Beeman, S. K. (1997). Reconceputalizing social support and its relationship to child neglect. Social Service Review, 71 (3), 421-440.

Besharov, D. J., Robinson Lowry, M., Pelton, L. H., & Weber, M. W. (1998). Four commentaries: How we can better protect children from abuse and neglect. The Future of Children, 8 (1), 120-132.

Chadwick, D. L. (Ed.) (1999). Convening a national call to action: Working toward the elimination of child maltreatment. Child Abuse and Neglect [Special Issue], 23, 10.

Center for the Study of Social Policy. (1997). Strategies to keep children safe: Why community partnerships will make a difference. Washington, DC: Author.

Christian, S. M. (1997). New directions for child protective services: Supporting children, families, and communities through legislative reform. Denver, Colorado: National Conference of State Legislatures.

Costin, L. B., Karger, H. J., & Stoesz, D. (1996). The politics of child abuse in America. New York: Oxford University Press.

Farrow, F. (1996). Systems change at the neighborhood level: Creating better futures for children, youth, and families. Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Social Policy.

Farrow, F. (1997). Child protection: Building community partnerships. Cambridge, MA: The President and Fellows of Harvard University.

Gelles, R. (1996). The book of David: How preserving families can cost children's lives. New York: Basic Books.

Joint Center for Poverty Research. (2000). JCPR congressional briefing on child maltreatment [on-line]. Available: <http://www.jcpr.org/conferences/childabuse_briefing.html>.

Jones, D. P. H. (2000). Editorial: Refocusing child protection services. Child Abuse and Neglect, 24 (4), 373-374.

Larner, M.B., Stevenson, C.S., & Behrman, R.E. (1998). Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect: Analysis and Recommendations. The Future of Children, 8 (1), 4-22.

Maluccio, A. (1997). Time for an ideological shift in child welfare? An essay review. Social Service Review, 71(1), 135-143.

Melton, G. B., & Barry, F. D. (1994). Neighbors helping neighbors: The vision of the U.S. advisory board on child abuse and neglect. In G. B. Melton and F. D. Barry (Eds.). Protecting children from abuse and neglect: Foundations for a new national strategy (pp. 1-13). New York: Guilford Press.

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice. (2000). Can we put clothes on this emperor? Best Practice Next Practice, 1(1), 7-11.

Orr, S. (1999). Child protection at the crossroads: Child abuse, child protection, and recommendations for reform. Policy Study No. 262. Los Angeles: Reason Public Policy Institute.

Pascual, P. (Fall 1999/Winter 2000). More foster families, fewer children entering care, ADVOCASEY 1(3), 4-11.

Pearson, Y., & Wattenberg, E. (Eds.). (1997). Rethinking child welfare: Can the system be transformed through community partnerships? Minneapolis, MN: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.

Ribich, K., & Merkel-Holguin, L. (1998). Family group decision making initiatives: results of AHA's survey. Protecting Children, 14(4), 23-30.

Schorr, L. B. (1997). Common purpose: Strengthening families and neighborhoods to rebuild America. New York: Doubleday.

Shirk, M. (1998). We are in this together: Community child protection in America. New York: The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.

Thompson, R. A. (1995). Preventing child maltreatment through social support: A critical analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

United States General Accounting Office. (1997). Child protective services: Complex challenges require new strategies. Washington, DC: Author.

U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect. (1995). A nation's shame: Fatal child abuse and neglect in the United States. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect. (1990). Child abuse and neglect: Critical first steps in response to a national emergency. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect. (1991). Creating caring communities: Blueprint for an effective federal policy on child abuse and neglect. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect. (1993). The continuing child protection emergency: A challenge to the nation. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect (1993). Neighbors helping neighbors: A new national strategy for the protection of children. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Waldfogel, J. (1998). The future of child protection: How to break the cycle of abuse and neglect. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Waldfogel, J. (1998). Rethinking the paradigm for child protection. Future of Children, 8 (1), 104-119.

Waldfogel, J. (2000, Jan/Feb). Reforming child protective services. Child Welfare, 79(1), 43-58.

Walter R. McDonald & Associates. (1999). Trends in the growth and use of family group decision making: A ten-year perspective. Report to the Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children's Services under a grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

EVALUATIONS OF REFORM EFFORTS

Burrell, K. (1995). Missouri's child protective services system and current differential response demonstration project. Paper prepared for the Executive Session on New Paradigms for Child Protective Services, Cambridge, MA.

Center for the Study of Social Policy. (n.d.) Report to the governor and the general assembly on the child abuse assessment pilot projects: Executive summary. Washington, DC: Author.

Center for the Study of Social Policy. (1996). A review of the impact of Iowa's assessment legislation. Washington, DC: Author.

Center for the Study of Social Policy. (1996). The central registry in Iowa: Issues and future directions. Washington, DC: Author.

Coulton, C. J., Korbin, J. E., & Su, M. (1999). Neighborhoods and child maltreatment: A multi-level study. Child Abuse and Neglect, 23(11), 1019-1040.

English, D. J., Wingard, T., Marshall, D., Orme, M., &. Orme, A. (2000). Alternative responses to child protective services: Emerging issues and concerns. Child Abuse & Neglect, 24(3), 375-388.

Gilbert, N., & VanVoorhis, R. A. (1998). The structure and performance of child abuse reporting systems, Child and Youth Services Review, 20 (3), 207-222.

Guterman, N. B. (1999). Enrollment strategies in early home visitation to prevent child abuse and neglect and the "universal v. targeted" debate: A meta-analysis of population-based and screening-based programs. Child Abuse and Neglect, 23(9), 863-890.

Hernandez, M., & Barrett, B. (1996). Evaluation of Florida's family services response system. Tampa, FL: Florida Mental Health Institute.

McCroskey, J., & Meezan, W. (1998). Family-centered services: Approaches and effectiveness. The Future of Children, 8(1), 54-71.

Siegel, G. L., & Loman, L. A. (1998). Child protection services family assessment and response demonstration impact evaluation: Digest of findings and conclusions. St. Louis, MO: Institute of Applied Research.

State Division of Youth and Family Services. (1998). The final report of the governor's blue ribbon panel on child protection services. Trenton, NJ: Author.

Virginia State Department of Social Services. (1999). Final report on the multiple response system for child protective services in Virginia. Richmond, VA: Author.

Wakeling, S. (1995). Child protective services reform in Florida. Cambridge, MA: Kennedy School of Government.

Wakeling, S. (1996). Child protection services reform in Florida: A brief update. Cambridge, MA: Kennedy School of Government.

DECISION MAKING IN CPS

Baird, S. C. (1997, August). Child abuse and neglect: Improving consistency in decision-making. NCCD FOCUS. San Francisco: The National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Baird, C., Wagner, D., Healy, T., & Johnson, K. (1999). Risk assessment in child protective services: Consensus and actuarial model reliability. Child Welfare, 78(6), 723-748.

Baumann, D., Kern, H., & Fluke, J. (1997). Foundations of the decision-making ecology and overview. In H. Kern (Ed.), Worker improvements to the structured decision and outcome model. Austin, TX: Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.

Brisett-Chapman, S. (1997). Child protection risk assessment and African American children: Cultural ramifications for families and communities. Child Welfare, 76(1), 45-64.

Cicchinelli, L. F. (1995). Risk assessment: Expectations and realities. In D. DePanfilis, D. Daro, & S. Wells (Eds.), The APSAC Advisor: Vol. 8., No. 4. Special issue on risk assessment, 3-8.

Children's Research Center. (1999). A new approach to child protective services: Structured decision making. Madison, WI: National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Combs-Orme, T., & Thomas, K. H. (1997). Assessment of troubled families. Social Work Research, 21(4), 261-269.

Day, P., Robinson, S., & Sheikh, L. (1998). Ours to keep: A guide for building a community assessment strategy for child protection. Washington, DC: CWLA Press.

English, D.J., Marshall, D.B., Brummel, S.C., & Coghlan, L.K. (1998). Decision-making in child protective services: A study of effectiveness. Final report phase 1: Quantitative analysis. Olympia, WA: Department of Social and Health Services (Fed. Grant. # 90-CA-1563).

Hollinshead, D., & Fluke, J. (In Press). What works in safety and risk assessment for child protective services. In What Works in Child Welfare. Washington, DC: CWLA.

Karski, R. L. (1999). Key decisions in child protection services report investigation and court referral. Children & Youth Services Review, 21(8), 643-656.

Lyons, P., Doueck, H. J., & Wodarski, J. S. (1996). Risk assessment for child protective services: A review of the empirical literature on instrument performance. Social Work Research, 20(3), 143-155.

Morton, T. D., & Holder, W. (Eds.). (1998). Decision making in children's protective services: Advancing the state of the art. Atlanta, GA: Child Welfare Institute.

Munro, E. (1999). Common errors of reasoning in child protection work. Child Abuse and Neglect, 23(8), 745-758.

Pecora, P., & English, D. (1993). Multi-cultural guidelines for assessing family strengths and risk factors in child protective services. Seattle, WA: Washington State Office of Children's Administration.

Reder, P., & Duncan, S. (2000). A required mind-set for child protection practice: Comments on Munro (1999). Child Abuse and Neglect, 24(4), 443-446.

Rossi, P., Schuerman, J., & Budde, S. (1996). Understanding child maltreatment decisions and those who make them. Chicago: University of Chicago, Chapin Hall Center for Children.

Tumlin, K. C., & Geen, R. (2000). The decision to investigate: Understanding state child welfare screening policies and practices. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute.

Walton, E. (1997). Enhancing investigative decisions in child welfare: An exploratory use of intensive family preservation services. Child Welfare, 76(3), 447-469.

Wells, S. (1995). Introduction. In D. DePanfilis, D. Daro, & S. Wells (Eds.), The APSAC Advisor: Vol. 8., No. 4. Special issue on risk assessment, 1-2.

Wells, S. J., Fluke, J. D., & Brown, C. H. (1995). The decision to investigate: Child protection practice in 12 local agencies. Children and Youth Services Review, 17 (4), 523-535.

Westat, Inc. (1998). CPS screening policy study. Rockville, MD: Author.

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION

Adams, P., & Nelson, K. (1997). Reclaiming community: An integrative approach to human services. Administration in Social Work, 21(3/4), 67-82.

Annie E. Casey Foundation (n.d.) People helping people. Partnerships between professional and natural helpers. Family to Family Tools for Rebuilding Foster care. Baltimore: Author.

Annie E. Casey Foundation (n.d.) Team decision making. Involving the family and community in child welfare decisions. Family to Family Tools for Rebuilding Foster Care. Baltimore: Author.

Apple, K., Berstein, S., Fogg, K., Fogg, L., Haapapa, D., Johnson, E., Johnson, R., Kinney, J., Natoli, J., Price, D., Robert, K., Robinson, K., Steele, T., Trent, E., Trent, M., Trent, V., Smith, R., & Vignec, R. (1997). Walking the talk in the neighborhoods: Building professional/natural helper partnerships. Social Policy, 27(4), 54-61.

Armstron, K. L. (1997). Launching a family-centered, neighborhood-based human services system: Lessons from working the hallways and street corners. Administration in Social Work, 21(3/4), 1-8.

Corrigan, D. (1996). An educator's view on expanding partnerships. In K. Hooper-Briar & H. A. Lawson (Eds.), Expanding partnerships for vulnerable children, youth and families. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Jones, S. J., & Zlotnik J. L. (Eds.). (1998). Preparing helping professionals to meet community needs: generalizing from the rural experience. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Kot, V., Bruner, C., & Scott, S. (1998). Citizen review panels for the child protective services system: Guidelines and protocols. Chicago: The National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse.

Mulroy, E. A. (1997). Building neighborhood networks: Interorganizational collaboration to prevent child abuse and neglect. Social Work, 42(3), 255-265.

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice. (2000b). Community collaborations: A growing promise in child welfare. Best Practice Next Practice, 1(2), 1-3.

Scott, S., & Bruner, C. (1996). Supporting effective citizen involvement in child protective services: A guide for state and local officials. Des Moines, IA: Child and Family Policy Center.

Weil, M. (1997). Community building: Building community practice. In P. A. Ewalt, E. M. Freeman, & D. L. Poole, (Eds.), Community building: renewal, well-being, and shared responsibility (pp. 95-106). Washington, DC: NASW Press.

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

Gardner, S., & Young, N. K. (1997). The implications of alcohol and other drug-related problems for community partnerships for child protection. Cambridge, MA: Kennedy School of Government.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.(CASA). (1999). No safe haven: Children of substance-abusing parents. New York: Author.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (1999). Blending perspectives and building common ground: A report to Congress on substance abuse and child protection. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

U.S. General Accounting Office. (1998). Foster care: Agencies face challenges securing stable homes for children of substance abusers. Washington, DC: Author.

Young, N.K., Gardner, S., & Dennis, K. (1998). Responding to alcohol and other drug problems in child welfare: Weaving together practice and policy. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

Young, N.K., & Gardner, S. (2000). Navigating the Networks: Lessons and promising practices in linking alcohol and other drug treatment with child welfare services. Unpublished manuscript.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Aron, L. Y., & Olson, K. K. (1997). Efforts by child welfare agencies to address domestic violence: The experiences of five communities [on-line]. Available: <http://www.urban.org/welfare/aron3.htm>.

Beeman, S. K., Hagemeister, A. K., & Edleson, J. L. (1999). Child protection and battered women's services from conflict to collaboration. Child Maltreatment, 4(2), 116-126.

Colorado Department of Human Services. (1995). Crossing the bridge: A cross-training curriculum for domestic violence/child protection workers. Denver, CO: Author.

Conroy, K., &. Magen, R.H. (1997). Training child welfare workers on domestic violence: Trainer's manual. New York: Columbia University School of Social Work.

Edleson, J. L. (Ed.). (1999). Introduction to special issue. Child Maltreatment, 4(2), 91-92.

Findlater, J. E., & Kelly, S. (1999). Reframing child safety in Michigan: Building collaboration among domestic violence, family preservation, and child protective services. Child Maltreatment, 4(2),167-174.

Ganley, A. & Schechter, S. (1996). Domestic violence: A national curriculum for children's protective services. San Francisco, CA: Family Violence Prevention Fund.

Lecklitner, G.L., Malik, N.M., Aaron, S.M., & Lederman, C.S. (1999). Promoting safety for abused children and battered mothers: Miami-Dade county's model dependency court intervention program. Child Maltreatment, 4(2),175-182.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. (1998). Family Violence: Emerging programs for battered mothers and their children. Washington, DC: Author.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.(1999). Effective intervention in domestic violence & child maltreatment cases: Guidelines for policy and practice. Reno, NV: Author.

Schechter, S., & Edleson., J. L. (2000). Domestic violence & children: Creating a public response. New York: Open Society Institute.

Whitney, P., & Davis, L. (1999). Child abuse and domestic violence: Can practice be integrated in a public child welfare setting? Child Maltreatment, 4(2),158-166.

THE POLICE

Bollenbacher, V. (2000, September). The effect of the state child protection model on securing children's rights: Debunking the myth models and constructing legal rights. Paper presented at the meeting of the 13th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Durbin, South Africa.

Cage, R., & Pence, D. (1997). Criminal investigation of child sexual abuse. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs.

Child abuse investigations transferred to state police (1998, May/June). Youth Law News.

Kolbo, J. R. & B, E. (1997). Multidisciplinary team approaches to the investigation and resolution of child abuse and neglect: a national survey. Child Maltreatment, 2(1), 61-72.

Pence, D., & Wilson, C. (1994). The team investigation of child sexual abuse: The uneasy alliance. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Shepherd, J. R. (1997). The role of law enforcement in the investigation of child abuse and neglect. In M. E. Helfer, R. S. Kempe, & R. D. Krugman (Eds.), The battered child. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

CPS AND WELFARE REFORM

Courtney, M. (1998). The costs of child protection in the context of welfare reform. The Future of Children, 8(1), 88-103.

Duerr Berrick, J., Barth, R., & Needell, B. (Eds). (1999). Special issue on welfare reform and child welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 21(9/10).

Knitzer, J., & Bernard, S. (1997). The new welfare law and vulnerable families: Implications for child welfare/child protection systems. New York: National Center for Children in Poverty.

FAMILY DECISION MAKING

Adams, R., Alter, C., & Krauth, K. (1995). Strengthening families and neighborhoods: A community-centered approach. Final report on the Iowa Patch Project. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa.

Barsky, A. (1999). Community involvement through child protection mediation. Child Welfare, 78(4), 481-502.

Burford, G., & Pennell, J. (1997). Family group decision making: After the conference--progress in resolving violence and promoting well-being: Outcome report (Vols 1-2). St. Johns, NF: Memorial University Press.

Pennell, J., & Burford, G. (2000): Family group decision making: Protecting children and women. Child Welfare, 79(2), 131-158.

Thoennes, N. (1997). An evaluation of child protection mediation in five California courts. Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 35, 184-195.