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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Nuria Molano, Esperanza León, Maite Román, Jesús M. Jiménez-Morago, Carmen Moreno - ,

In the present study, the authors explored the adult-child interactions that took place in 116 families from Spain: 28 long-term non-kin foster families, 34 adoptive families, and a community comparison group made up of 54 families.

Colleen C. Katz & Jennifer M. Geiger - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,

This study aimed to better understand the role that Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) play in the lives of transition-age youth (TAY) by asking participants about the nature of their relationships with their CASAs, and the extent to which their CASAs helped prepare them for independent living.

Maria Lotty - Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies,

This paper suggests a new framework, Trauma-informed Foster Care that was developed to reflect the experience of the Irish foster care system, may be helpful to support more collaborative practices between foster carers and social workers in an Irish context.

Mariela Neagu - The British Journal of Social Work,

This article explores the concept of care and the responsibility assumed by ‘states’ when taking children into care.

Jennifer Osborne, Lauren Hindt, Nathan Lutz, Nicole Hodgkinson, Scott C. Leon - Children and Youth Services Review,

The current study used survival analysis to investigate whether the type of placement (kin versus non-kin) related to the number of placement disruptions over time.

Lindsey Palmer, John Prindle, Emily Putnam-Hornstein - Journal of Adolescent Health,

The purpose of this study was to provide a population-based analysis of child protection system (CPS) involvement among children and adolescents who died by suicide.

Ifeyinwa Mbakogu - Indonesian Journal of Social and Environmental Issues,

This paper explores whether children removed from kinship placement should be considered trafficked children by presenting the experiences of some children in kinship placement in Nigeria.

Kevin P. Haggerty, Susan E. Barkan, Martie L. Skinner, Koren Hanson - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study experimentally tested proximal outcomes of Connecting, a low-cost, self-directed, family-based substance-use prevention program for foster families.

Rebecca Rebbe, Andrea Lane Eastman, Avanti Adhia, Regan Foust, Emily Putnam-Hornstein - Child Maltreatment,

The current study used population-based administrative records from California to assess how CPS responds to reported allegations of IPV, with and without physical abuse and/or neglect allegations.

Sarah Font, Lawrence M. Berger, Jessie Slepicka, Maria Cancan - Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency,

The purpose of this study was to examine associations of foster care exit type (e.g., reunification with birth family, adoption, guardianship/permanent relative placement, or emancipation from care) with risk of entry into state prison in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and to examine racial disparities in those associations.