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Children & Families

Children and families experience multiple stresses in today’s society—trauma, economic stress, changing family structures and dynamics. People who provide services to children and families often have difficulty accessing research information that can improve practices and policies. The studies here address specific challenges relevant to those groups and contain take-home messages for social work practice.


  1. A model of factors related to cultural and racial socialization among transracial adoptive parents
  2. Long-term behavioral outcomes in sexually abused boys: The influence of family and peer context.
  3. Democratizing caring labor: The promise of community-based, worker-owned childcare cooperatives.