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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Justin Rogers, Mark Furnival, Rebecca Wright, Steve Stockley and Ian Thomas - Martin James Foundation,

This brief report explores the impact that Covid-19 has had on fostering households in the United Kingdom.

Diana Rinker, Diane Lanni and Heather Forkey - Pediatrics,

The purpose of this study was to identify changes in knowledge, skills and efficacy of foster caregivers who received trauma coach services. 

Cindy Blackstock, Muriel Bamblett, Carlina Black - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This paper explores the efficacy of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Convention, UN General Assembly, 1989) through the lens of the over-representation of First Nations children placed in out-of-home care in Canada and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Australia.

Margaret H. Lloyd Sieger & Robert Haswell - Journal of Child and Family Studies,

For this study, in-depth interviews with 17 currently or recently-involved parents in a Midwestern U.S. family treatment court, which are specialized child welfare dockets designed to address substance use, were conducted and analyzed using constant comparative coding, in order to understand parents’ perspectives on their own substance use, including its impact on their parenting, before and during child welfare system involvement.

Amanda Yoshioka-Maxwell & Eric Rice - Children and Youth Services Review,

Because social networks have been shown to impact behavioral health outcomes, this study sought to better understand the network characteristics of homeless young adults with a history of foster care.

Doris Chateauneuf, Marie-Andrée Poirier, Geneviève Pagé - Journal of Social Work,

Based on 39 semi-directed individual interviews with social workers from child welfare services, the current study aims at highlighting how social workers come to the decision to remove a child from parental care, and how they choose a foster family.

Sonya Stevens, Richard Fiene, Daniel Blevins, Amber Salzer - Children and Youth Services Review,

A mixed method correlational exploratory pilot was conducted in Washington State to determine items within the home study assessment that could be used as indicators to identify baseline requirements of the assessment and suggest anticipated depth (expansion or reduction) within the required topic(s).

Sonya Stevens, Richard Fiene, Daniel Blevins, Amber Salzer - Children and Youth Services Review,

The goal of this study is to identify predicative indicators that will assist in the development of a home study that will increase consistency within home studies and decrease timeliness of completion.

Dr Stuart Read, Dr Mel Macer and Dr Anne Parfitt - School of Education, Bath Spa University,

This research project aimed to study and inform the effective use of Pupil Premium Plus (PP+)-funded interventions to support educational outcomes for looked after children in the UK.

Will Mason, Kate Morris, Brid Featherstone, Lisa Bunting, Gavin Davidson, Claire Mccartan, Paul Bywaters, Calum Webb - British Journal of Social Work,

Drawing on the narratives offered by child and family social workers, this paper considers a series of possible explanations for Northern Ireland (NI)'s significantly lower out of home care rates.