This section highlights resources focused on the participation of parents and caregivers in decisions about children's care, including decisions about their own children and their placement in alternative care, as well as advocacy efforts to reform systems of care and protection for children.
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This U.S.-based mixed-methods study explored foster parent satisfaction with intent to turnover and disrupt placement in 362 foster parents through regression analyses. It included foster parents in six mid-Southwestern states who participated in an online survey between June 2021 and January 2022.
This report presents the findings from a mixed-methods evaluation of peer parental advocacy (PPA) in the London Borough of Camden.
This chapter in the book "Engaging Fathers in Child Welfare and Foster Care Settings: Promoting Paternal Contributions to the Safety, Permanency, and Well-being of Children and Families" explores research on father engagement in child welfare services in the U.S., including studies on engagement activities, associations with child welfare outcomes, and barriers to engagement with the aim of assisting social workers and child welfare caseworkers in more fully engaging fathers.
This research highlights the importance of involving parents and their children in improving parenting skills and the reunification process by implementing parental education programs through a unique work plan. This study examined the experiences of families in the Spanish Child Protection System.
This handbook was made for children to read and write in. You’ll learn about why families are important and why they are the best place for children to grow up. There is also plenty of space for children to write down their thoughts and feelings about what they have read.
This U.S. based study systematically summarizes the effectiveness of peer parent programs in child welfare on case outcomes, specifically permanency, time-in-care, and re-entry post reunification.
“Engaging Fathers – Putting Lessons Into Practice” is a three-part series to share strategies implemented from three of the five State or county agencies: Los Angeles County, California; Hartford, Connecticut; and Prowers County, Colorado.
“Engaging Fathers – Putting Lessons Into Practice” is a three-part series to share strategies implemented from three of the five State or county agencies: Los Angeles county, California; Hartford, Connecticut; and Prowers county, Colorado. Part one focuses on the strategies developed within Hartford, Connecticut.
This policy brief summarizes the key findings and recommendations from the International Review of Parent Advocacy in Child Welfare in low, middle and high-income countries, and identifies elements of a strategy to strengthen children’s care and protection through parent participation.
This report on the State of Uganda’s Fathers is the first of its kind. The first State of the World’s Fathers Report was published in 2015. This report was monumental in that it highlighted information about fathers and men’s caregiving globally.