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Clinical Social Work: Children: Home

Adoption & Foster Care

Adoption and Foster Care Statistics
From the Children's Bureau (CB) of the Administration for Children and Families.
National Foster Care & Adoption Directory
Adoption Agencies Approved to Provide Adoption Services in New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Children and Families. May, 2015.


Major Federal Legislation Concerned with Child Protection, Child Welfare, and Adoption
The Children's Bureau, April 2012.
A summary of Federal legislation since 1974 that has had a significant impact on the field. The full text of the acts can be found on Information Gateway’s Index of Child Welfare Laws
Making and Screening Reports of Child Abuse and Neglect
"Discusses State laws and regulations that specify the procedures that State child protection agencies must follow when responding to reports of suspected child abuse or neglect." 2013
Child Welfare Enacted Legislation Database
Search 2012-2015 enacted child welfare leglislation in the 50 states by topic or keyword. Form the National Conference of State Legislatures.

NASW Standards

NASW Standards for the Practice of Social Work with Adolescents
Approved April 1993; currently under revision.

Need to Make a Diagnosis?

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5
A publication of the American Psychiatric Association, the DVM-5 categorizes disorders recognized by the APA. Comprehensive definitions of disorders with detailed descriptions of symptoms. Rutgers-restricted Access

Today's Children

The State of America's Children 2014
"A compilation of the most recent and reliable national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, family income and gun violence." From the Children's Defense Fund
Children in the States: New Jersey 2014
Data from the Children's Defense Fund.
America's Children 2015.
Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office.
Annual reports from the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.
Kids Count 2014
Project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, annually tracks the status of children in the U.S., nationally and state-by-state.
National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) 1997-2014.
Survey mandated by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. Looks at the characterisitcs of the children and families that come into contact with the child welfare system; the pathways and services they experience while in the system; and the short and longer-term effects of the experience for these children and families.
Child Trends DataBank
"The Child Trends DataBank examines and monitors more than 100 indicators that focus on risks and positive developments for children".