Child welfare services involvement among the children of young parents in foster care
Child Abuse & Neglect, 2015
Amy Dworsky, PhD, MSW, BA
Dworsky, A. (2015). Child welfare services involvement among the children of young parents in foster care. Child Abuse & Neglect, 45, 68–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.04.005
Thirty-nine percent of the children were the subject of at least one CPS investigation, 17 percent had at least one indicated report and 11 percent were placed in out of home care at least once before their 5th birthday. Cox proportional hazard models are also estimated to identify characteristics of parenting foster youth and their placement histories associated with the risk of child welfare services involvement. Implications of the findings for policy and practice are discussed.