Amy M. Salazar, Kevin R. Jones, Jamie Amemiya, Adrian Cherry, Eric C. Brown, Richard F. Catalano, Kathryn C. Monahan - Children and Youth Services Review8 Feb 2018
This study addresses three key research questions: (1) How do older youth in foster care define their personal permanency goals? (2) How much progress have these youth made in achieving their personal permanency goals and other aspects of relational permanency, and how does this vary by gender, race, and age? and (3) What transition-related outcomes are associated with relational permanency achievement?
Laurie E. Powers, Ann Fullerton, Jessica Schmidt, Sarah Geenen, Molly Oberweiser-Kennedy JoAnn Dohn, May Nelson, Rosemary Iavanditti, Jennifer Blakeslee, The Research Consortium to Increase the Success of Youth in Foster Care - Children and Youth Services6 Feb 2018
This in depth qualitative study of 10 youth who completed the My Life intervention focused on investigating coaching and mentoring elements and processes that youth participants identify as most important to their success, with the intention of informing the further development of youth-directed approaches to supporting young people who are transitioning to adulthood.
Eighteen Korean-born adult adoptees in the United States plan to travel to South Korea during the Winter Olympics to meet with lawmakers about reforming adoption laws in the country, according to this article from KVAL.com.
Tyrone C. Cheng, Celia C. Lo - Child & Family Social Work1 Feb 2018
This study explored whether the strength of caseworkers' engagement with families in the child-welfare system was associated with the caseworkers' academic degrees, job responsibilities and environments, and/or ethnicity.
Sharyn DeZelar, Elizabeth Lightfoot - Children and Youth Services Review31 Jan 2018
This study uses a large administrative dataset, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), to explore how public child welfare agencies in the United States use parental disability in their data collection efforts through examining the use of parental disability as a removal reason.