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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Whitney L. Rostad, Katie A. Ports, Shichao Tang, Joanne Klevens - Child Maltreatment,

This study used variations in the adoption and refund status of state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a socioeconomic policy intended to reduce poverty, to examine their effect on foster care entry rates in the U.S.

Nikita K. Schoemaker, et al - Children and Youth Services Review,

The current randomized controlled trial examined the effectiveness of Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline in Foster Care (VIPP-FC) on parenting behavior and attitudes in foster parents.

Lars Brännström, Bo Vinnerljung, Anders Hjern - Child Maltreatment,

Using Swedish longitudinal registry data for a national cohort sample of siblings, in which some were placed in foster care and others remained in their birth parents’ care, this study asks whether long-term foster care ensures improved life chances.

Morgan E. Cooley & Raymond E. Petren - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study examined how foster parents worked together to parent foster children, how they described their roles and involvement with their foster children, how fostering impacted their coparenting and couple relationship, and their experiences and needs of working together with and within the foster care system.

Richard A. Brandon-Friedman, Elizabeth A. Wahler, Barbara J. Pierce, Jeffry W. Thigpen, J. Dennis Fortenberry - Journal of Adolescent Health,

This study explored the impact of sociosexualization and sexual identity development on the sexual well-being of youth formerly in the foster care system.

Lindsey Palmer, Eunhye Ahn, Dorian Traube, John Prindle, Emily Putnam-Hornstein - Children and Youth Services Review,

In the current study, the authors identify specific child protective service experiences and mental and behavioral health characteristics that are predictive of moving from a family based foster placement to a congregate care placement.

Margaretha Järvinen & Stine Tankred Luckow - Sociology,

Inspired by Merton and Barber’s sociological theory on ambivalence, this article analyses ‘co-parenting’ between foster parents and birth parents as prototypes of ambivalent relationships; that is, relationships based on incompatible role requirements.

Carolyn Oliver - Child & Family Social Work,

This article presents findings from a thematic analysis of interviews with 13 foster parents who participated in a mixed methods study exploring inclusive foster care in Canada - an approach requiring foster parents to engage with the family, community, and cultural life of the child for whom they care.

Kyunghee Lee - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study examined the long-term effects of the Head Start early childhood program on foster children's developmental outcomes from ages 3–4 to 8–9.

Jo Staines & Julie Selwyn - Child & Family Social Work,

Drawing on a large‐scale online survey of looked after children's subjective well‐being, this paper demonstrates that a significant number of children and young people (age 4–18 years) did not fully understand the reasons for their entry to care.