Winter 2009 - Volume 53 - Number 1

The Journal is the premier publication of the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) and the best source of information on research and practice in child welfare. The Journal features articles from researchers and practitioners showcasing projects and initiatives at local agencies, research institutes and universities to improve the well-being and health of children and their families.

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Message from the Executive Director
By Jeanette Lewis

It's About Time: Rethinking Our System of Care for Youth

By Virginia Rowden

Emergent Literacy in Pre-School Children: Findings from the Ontario Looking After Children (OnLAC) Project
By Shaye Moffat and Cynthia Vincent

Should the State Parent Young Adults? Evidence from the Midwest Studyi
By Mark E. Courtney

OACAS Celebrates National Social Worker Week

Anti-Oppression and Child Welfare: Laying the Foundations for Change
By Child Welfare Anti-Oppression Roundtable

Adjusting the Lens: Parents Create Change in Ontario's Child Protection System
By Dr. Bernadette Gallagher

Advertorial: Transforming Knowledge into Skills

Going the Distance: An On-line Experience
By Lorraine Campbell

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