Child Welfare

Child welfare systems serve millions of children and families around the world. For decades, Chapin Hall has researched how these systems work and their impact on those they serve. We use that research to help child welfare jurisdictions improve performance, and to shape public policy to advance the use of evidence-based approaches across the child welfare field.

Focus Areas

Our Work Focuses On

Child Welfare Capacity Building

Integrating and improving systems to improve family outcomes is the focus of Chapin Hall’s local, national and international child welfare capacity building efforts. Find project descriptions and reports related to this work.
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Data Analysis

Reports and project descriptions that demonstrate how rigorous data analysis in child welfare systems helps define problems and inform solutions.
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Foster Care

Outcomes for foster youth--from education to housing to economic independence--are explored in Chapin Hall’s unrivaled body of research on those who have been in the foster care system.
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Other Research

The intersection of juvenile justice and child welfare, program evaluations, child abuse prevention and more are explored in a range of child welfare-related reports.
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Child Welfare Resources

Access Chapin Hall toolkits, webinars, and other resources for child welfare.
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Recent Content
Child Welfare

Recent Content

Report
Despite Decline in Interactions, Higher Quality Connections for Doris Duke Fellows in 2019-20
This report presents findings from the most recent survey of Doris Duke Fellows, capturing connections made between July 2019 and June 2020.
2021
Project
Family First Toolkit Part 2: Implementation & Change Management
These tools align with the second phase of Family First Implementation: implementation and change management.
October 7, 2021
Report
Majority of CalYOUTH Participants Enrolled in College, with 10% Attaining Degree by Age 23
This memo provides an early look at factors that promote or stymie college degree completion by around age 23 of youths transitioning to adulthood from the...
2021
Report
Caregivers and Child Welfare Case Workers Find Benefits from Pregnancy Prevention and Sexual Health Promotion Training
Chapin Hall conducted a formative evaluation of a training on pregnancy prevention and sexual health promotion for foster parents, other caregivers, and child...
2014
Report
Expanding Data Use and Evidence in the TANF Program: Identifying Strengths and Areas for Growth Across the U.S.
This brief summarizes the national landscape of how TANF agencies use data and identifies areas of success and opportunities for growth.
2021
Report
Addressing Economic Hardship Key to Preventing Child Welfare System Involvement
This brief provides an overview of policy, programmatic, analytic, and engagement strategies for leveraging economic supports to promote child and family...
2021
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