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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Aida Urrea Monclús, Ainoa Mateos Inchaurrondo, Laura Fernández-Rodrigo, M Àngels Balsells Bailón - Journal of Social Work,

This article presents the results of a qualitative study whose objective was to collect information on the perceptions of changes in parents and their children who are in the Spanish foster care system after completing a positive parenting programme.

Jennifer E Simpson, Gary Clapton - Adoption & Fostering,

This article charts the UK history of contact in fostering and adoption as it relates to looked after children and their birth relatives. It builds on a recent publication in this journal by one of the authors based on her research on the use of social media by children in care.

Catherine Hess - National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP),

This report explores how states can leverage federal and state policy tools to improve options for CMC in or at risk of foster care placement.

Brianne H. Kothari, Jennifer Blakeslee, Rebecca Miller - Children and Youth Services Review,

This scoping review was conducted to synthesize the state of the science on proximal, modifiable individual and interpersonal factors that are associated with psychosocial well-being among adolescent youth in foster care.

Kierra M. P. Sattler, Sarah A. Font - Child Maltreatment,

This study investigated rates of guardianship and adoption dissolution using a complete entry cohort from a large state foster care system and the associations between child characteristics and risk factors with dissolution.

Henrik Karlsson - Nordic Social Work Research,

This study’s objective was (1) to investigate if having parent(s) born outside of Europe has an additional effect on the risk of entry into out-of-home care (OHC) in cases of alleged parental physical violence against children, and (2) to discuss potential empirical support for the risk model and the bias model for explaining the over-representation.

Monica Goemans, Adrian D. van Breda & Shose Kessi - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,

This paper aims to describe the experiences of youth preparing to age out of cluster foster care in South Africa.

Hayley Alderson, Eileen Kaner, Elaine McColl, Denise Howel, Tony Fouweather, Ruth McGovern, Alex Copello, Heather Brown, Paul McArdle, Deborah Smart, Rebecca Brown, Raghu Lingam - PLoS ONE,

The SOLID study aimed to investigate the feasibility of a definitive randomised controlled trial, comparing two behaviour change interventions to reduce risky substance use (illicit drugs and alcohol), and improve mental health, in young people in care.

Zoë Haysom, Gemma McKibbin, Aron Shlonsky, Bridget Hamilton - Children and Youth Services Review,

This Scoping Review investigated research relating to matching children needing care and adult carers.

Alan J. Dettlaff, Kristen Weber, Maya Pendleton, Reiko Boyd, Bill Bettencourt & Leonard Burton - Journal of Public Child Welfare ,

This paper describes the upEND movement, a collaborative movement aimed at abolishing the child welfare system as we know it and reimagining how we as a society support child, family, and community safety and well-being.