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Strong and Thriving Families: 2019 Prevention Resource Guide

Strong and Thriving Families: 2019 Prevention Resource Guide
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau developed this Resource Guide to support service providers in their work with parents, caregivers, and their children to prevent child abuse and neglect and promote child and family well-being. The Resource Guide primarily targets community-based child abuse prevention professionals who work to prevent child maltreatment and promote well-being. However, other professionals, including policymakers, parent educators, family support workers, healthcare providers, program administrators, teachers, child care providers, mentors, and clergy, may also find it useful. It includes information about trauma, human trafficking, family homelessness, and youth-related issues. The guide is also available in Spanish. 

Accession number
25694
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Childrens Bureau

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available free of charge on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/guide_2019.pdf

Parenting Under Pressure: Experiences of Parenting While Aging Out of Foster Care

Parenting Under Pressure: Experiences of Parenting While Aging Out of Foster Care
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article describes a study that examined the parenting experiences of 33 youth aging out of foster care. The sample includes 21 mothers and 12 fathers ages 17 to 23 who have between one and four children. The researchers recruited participants from agencies serving youth aging out of foster care and through local contacts. They purposefully selected the sample to reflect the heterogeneity of the mid-Atlantic urban county’s child welfare system population. Findings show the participants balanced the joys of parenting with the many pressures and challenges they faced in part due to limited resources and support. These young parents were motivated to improve the lives of their children and worried about their children becoming involved with the child welfare system. The researchers discuss implications for practice, policy, and future research about youth aging out. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25596
Authors
Schelbe, L., Geiger, J.M.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

Volume new
34
Year published new
2017