Foster Care

The term “foster care” is used in a variety of ways, and, consequently, it often causes confusion and miscommunication. In the industrialized world it is generally used to refer to formal, temporary placements made by the State with families that are trained, monitored and compensated at some level. In many developing countries, however, fostering is kinship care or other placement with a family, the objective(s) of which may include the care of the child, the child’s access to education, and/or the child’s doing some type of work for the foster family.

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Sonya J. Leathers, Roni Diamant-Wilson, Jill E. Spielfogel, Lee Annes, Amy Thomas, Shirlyn Garrett-Wilson - Children and Youth Services Review,

This research focused on a U.S. statewide program that uses team decision-making meetings to identify needs and plan services for youth who are at risk for instability while in foster care.

J. Jay Miller, Morgan E. Cooley & Brittany P. Mihalec-Adkins - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,

The overarching purpose of this exploratory study was to understand how foster parents’ parenting-related stress levels have changed over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the role of sociodemographic characteristics in exacerbating risk for increased stress.

Morgan E. PettyJohn, Taylor A. Reid, Elizabeth Miller, Katherine W. Bogen, Heather L. McCauley - Children and Youth Services Review,

The current study is the first to explore the prevalence of reproductive coercion among adolescent women currently or previously involved in the U.S. foster care system.

Margaret H. Lloyd Sieger - Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services,

This study analyzed 10 years of federal child welfare data to understand the effect of foster care placement, provider, and support factors for children in foster care due to parental substance use disorder.

Maria X. Sanmartin, Mir M. Ali, Angélica Meinhofer - Psychiatric Services,

This study used the 2000–2017 waves of the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting Systems. The authors identified foster care entries among children removed from their homes because of parental drug use (PDU) and calculated the number of entries for each year. They also identified foster care discharges achieved through parental reunification among children removed from their homes each year.

Rong Bai, Cyleste Collins, Robert Fischer, Victor Groza & Liuhong Yang - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,

This study, a systematic review, examines various forms of housing problems and their relationship to different types of child welfare involvement.

Kathryn Eadie, Ashleigh Wegener, Warren Bergh - Developmental Child Welfare,

The purpose of this study is to test the validity of the Assessment Checklist measures in assessing complex mental health and behavioural difficulties of children and young people in care attending a specialist mental health service in Queensland, Australia.

Hege Stein Helland - Children and Youth Services Review,

This article studies how three groups of professional decision-makers – child welfare workers, experts on children and judges – exercise discretion in decisions on adoption from care in the Norwegian child welfare system.

Stephan Lund and Cathy Stokes - Children Australia,

This article presents a brief scoping review of the literature on the educational outcomes of care experienced children and young people in Australia published since 2010.

R. Anthony, A. L. Paine, M. Westlake, E. Lowthian, K. H. Shelton - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to investigate sub-groups of adversity in a sample of adopted children in the UK and examine the association with later post-traumatic stress (PTS) symptoms.