Child Welfare Research: An Introduction

Duncan Lindsey, Aron Shlonsky, Alan McLuckie

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of developments in child welfare research over the past half-century. It then presents an overview of the six parts of the book: (1) child welfare research; (2) evidence-based practice in child welfare; (3) research on adoption, guardianship, and family ties; (4) decision-making in child welfare; (5) evidence-based child welfare policy; and (6) international issues in child welfare research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChild Welfare Research
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780199863648
ISBN (Print)9780195304961
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Child protection
  • Child welfare policy
  • Child welfare services
  • Decision-making

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