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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Minister for Children and Young People, Scottish Government,

This document presents guidance supporting implementation of the new duties for Scottish local authorities: that every looked after child will live with their brothers and sisters, where appropriate to do so.

Deepa Fernandes and Victora Estrada - Latino USA,

This two-part investigation looks into Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the largest child welfare agency in the U.S., and what happens when the system that is meant to protect these children falls short—and even puts their lives at risk.

Helen Saarnik - Child & Youth Services,

This systematic review explores foster children’s and foster parents’ perceptions of factors related to a successful placement.

Frank Van Holen, Lisa Van Hove, Ann Clé, Camille Verheyden, Johan Vanderfaeillie - Developmental Child Welfare,

For this study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 27 foster children placed in long-term family foster care about their experiences regarding “school.”

Crystal Collins-Camargo, Jessica Strolin-Goltzman, A. Nathan Verbist, Alison Krompf, Becky F. Antle - Developmental Child Welfare,

In this paper, authors demonstrate how a structured functional well-being assessment can be used with the custody population to promote an understanding of behavioral health needs, inform case planning, and measure functional improvement over time.

Dana M. Prince, Meagan Ray-Novak, Braveheart Gillani, Emily Peterson - Trauma, Violence, & Abuse,

This article provides an empirically grounded conceptual–theoretical model of disproportionate representation and burden of psychological comorbidities experienced by sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY) in the foster care system in the US.

Wenche Hovland, Sarah Hean - Child & Family Social Work,

This paper explores young people's perceptions of changes in the quality of sibling relationships and the pathways relationships follow during the transition from the biological family into care.

Eunhye Ahn, Yolanda Gil, Emily Putnam-Hornstein - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to present an illustrative test of whether an algorithmic decision aid could be used to identify youth at risk of exiting foster care without permanency.

Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY) - Kingdom of Cambodia,

The Goal of the Prakas is to ensure the best interests of the child and protect the basic rights of the child separated from his/her biological parents and receiving kinship or foster care, so that they are safe and thriving in a warm, loving and happy family environment.

CPC Learning Network,

The goal of the Reconstructing Children’s Rights Institute is to raise awareness and recognition of how racism, patriarchy, and power permeate the international child rights and child protection field. Building on Conversation #1, this session expands our political imagination by delving deeper into the international children’s rights and child protection space.