Spring/Summer 2010 - Volume 55 - Number 2/3

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 Acting Executive Director
By Virginia Rowden

Providing S.M.I.L.E.S to Children of the Waterloo Region Whose Caregiver has a Mental Health Diagnosis
By Pam Baldwin and Christine Glogovic

Improving Child Development Outcomes in a Child Welfare Agency: Evidence we do make a Difference
By Dr. Michael O'Brien

Book Review - Supporting Young Parents: Pregnancy and Parenthood Among Young People in Care
By Bruce Leslie

Special Conference Section - Putting Children First: Making a Difference

One Child, One Placement: The Elgin Model - Why Adoption in Ontario is Failing our Children
By Deborah Ellison and Dawn Flegel

Hidden Abuse - Hidden Crime. The Domestic Trafficking of Children in Canada: The Relationship to Sexual Exploitation, Running Away and Children at Risk of Harm
By Dr. Marlene Dalley

Where is the Harm? Technology Mediated Abuse and Exploitation of Children
By Dr. Ethel Quayle and Tink Palmer

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