Pathways Home: Reducing Risk in the Child Welfare System

Based on Research Conducted at OSLC

Aimed at developing effective and feasible parenting interventions for children and their families in the child welfare system.

Project Overview

The aim of this center grant is to develop effective and feasible parenting interventions for children and their families in the Child Welfare System (CWS). Specifically, the focus is to facilitate the transition as children return home from foster care. The center has three inter-related project areas: (1) projects to translate and refine developmental models for children in the CWS; (2) projects designed to gain first-hand information about this transition from parents and key stakeholders in the CWS, and (3) a randomized intervention study to examine the effectiveness of an intervention for families of children returning home from foster care. These projects involve a collaboration of a multidisciplinary team of scientists at several universities and research centers as well as staff from the CWS.

Year Project Began: 2003
Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse