Kinship Care

Kinship care is the full-time care of a child by a relative or another member of the extended family. This type of arrangement is the most common form of out of home care throughout the world and is typically arranged without formal legal proceedings. In many developing countries, it is essentially the only form of alternative family care available on a significant scale.

 

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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.

Mengjuan Zhao, Ziqiang Zhu, Chenchen Kong & Chunshan Zhao - BMC Public Health,

The purpose of this study was to explore the level of caregiver burden and parenting stress and their relationship among left-behind elderly individuals.

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

This Prakas was drafted in accordance with Cambodia’s policies, standards and regulations to enable the implementation of kinship care and foster care. 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.

Tyreasa Washington, C. Joy Stewart, Roderick A. Rose - Child Development,

The aim of this study was to examine the academic trajectories of children in out-of-home care (OOCH) and whether kinship care has a protective effect relative to nonkin foster care.

Fengyan Tang, Ke Li, Heejung Jang & Mary Beth Rauktis - Aging & Mental Health ,

This study examined the longitudinal association of depressive symptoms with grandchild care intensity and whether the association varies by household structure, residential area, and gender for Chinese grandparents.

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.

Christina Fernandes, Barbara Blundell, Rebecca J. Moran, Jessica M. Gilbert, Mark Liddiard - Child & Family Social Work,

Drawing on a mixed method study of grandparent carers and service providers located in Western Australia, the authors of this article argue that there are important issues of inequity and injustice associated with being a grandcarer, in particular due to systemic and discursive failures to recognize the complexity and challenges of care provision.

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.

Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan, Timothy Qing Ying Low B. - Social Science & Medicine,

Analyzing unique data from the 2017 Myanmar Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren Survey, this study examines the extent to which the middle generation's cross-border and internal migration are associated with caregiving intensity, perception towards grandchild care, and psychological well-being among grandparents.

Family for Every Child,

In this How We Care series webinar, Family for Every Child presented the programming of three CSOs on how they are supporting kin carers and the vulnerable children in their care, in their respective regions.