What constitutes risk of future maltreatment among young mothers? An examination of child protection investigations in Ontario, Canada. Families in Society, 100(4), 409–421. King, B., Fallon, B., Goulden, A., O’Connor, C., & Filippelli, J. (2019).

RESOURCE King, B., Fallon, B., Goulden, A., O’Connor, C., & Filippelli, J. (2019). What constitutes risk of future maltreatment among young mothers? An examination of child protection investigations in Ontario, Canada. Families in Society, 100(4), 409–421.     Purpose  Research indicates that young mothers face multiple long-term physical, emotional, social and psychological challenges, consequently increasing their child(ren)’s risk of being investigated for maltreatment by child welfare services (CWS). Studies have found that young mothers are more likely to have increased risk conditions and behaviours, a history of being personally involved with the child welfare system, and are at greater risk of being [...]

(2018). Troubled teens and challenged caregivers: Characteristics associated with the decision to provide child welfare services to adolescents in Ontario, Canada. Children and Youth Services Review, 87, 205–215. King, B., Fallon, B., Filippelli, J., Black, T., & O’Connor, C.

RESOURCE King, B., Fallon, B., Filippelli, J., Black, T., & O’Connor, C. (2018). Troubled teens and challenged caregivers: Characteristics associated with the decision to provide child welfare services to adolescents in Ontario, Canada. Children and Youth Services Review, 87, 205–215.  Purpose  Research suggests that adolescents who endured maltreatment often exhibit high levels of adjustment problems in late adolescence and early adulthood.   Methods  Data using the 2013 Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect    Discussion and Findings   Limitations   Application of full weights in analysis may overstate the significance of these estimates  Nature of dataset may be limited   Information not independently verified   [...]

Factors associated with racial differences in child welfare investigative decision-making in Ontario, Canada. Child Abuse & Neglect, 73, 89–105. King, B., Fallon, B., Boyd, R., Black, T., Antwi-Boasiako, K., & O’Connor, C. 

RESOURCE King, B., Fallon, B., Boyd, R., Black, T., Antwi-Boasiako, K., & O’Connor, C. (2017). Factors associated with racial differences in child welfare investigative decision-making in Ontario, Canada. Child Abuse & Neglect, 73, 89–105.  Well documented research in the United States shows that children and families of certain racial minority backgrounds are disproportionately and disparately referred, substantiated, removed, and in out-of-home care longer than more privileged races. Although there has been numerous studies conducted in the United States about this discrepancy, the findings cannot be generalizable to social services in Canada. Therefore, this study explores whether the disproportionate and disparate rates of Black children and families [...]

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