Josh Fergeus, Cathy Humphreys, Carol Harvey, Helen Herrman - Adoption & Fostering8 Jul 2019
As foster and kinship carers are central to the lives of looked after children, it is important to recognise their unmet needs and the impact of these on the caring task. This article explores these issues by applying a hierarchy of needs to the foster and kinship care context, drawing on the perspectives of those involved, a group of Australian foster and kinship carers.
A new bill in Nakuru County, Kenya has been proposed which, if passed, would impose greater restrictions and regulations on children's homes operating in the county, including more stringent health and safety measures and greater requirements for staff vetting, according to this article from the Daily Nation.
The government of the state of Kerala in India has launched a new program to promote kinship care for children currently residing in child care instititions, according to this article from the Times of India.
This editorial piece from the Sydney Morning Herald describes a new report released by the Government of New South Wales, Australia entitled 'Forecasting Future Outcomes,' which "gives a hard financial justification and a possible methodology for early intervention to protect certain vulnerable groups of young people before it is too late."
Marta Garcia-Molsosa, Jordi Collet-Sabé, Joan Carles Martori, Carme Montserrat - Children and Youth Services Review5 Jul 2019
The aim of this article is to analyse the evaluations made by the main stakeholders involved in the school situation of young people in residential care and propose an explanatory model of their level of school satisfaction (SS) based on variables related to the youngsters' subjective well-being. The sample was composed of 219 subjects from five European countries (Germany, Austria, Croatia, Spain and France), including 75 young people, 75 caregivers, and 69 teachers.
Nicole B. Perry & Megan R. Gunnar - Handbook of Emotional Development5 Jul 2019
In this chapter of the Handbook of Emotional Development, the authors discuss animal models that support developmental theories underscoring the importance of the caregiver–infant relationship for emotional development, explore how varying degrees of neglect may be differentially associated with subsequent emotional outcome, and review empirical work in this area from a developmental perspective by addressing how early neglect may impact the development of biological and behavioral mechanisms that underlie emotional functioning across multiple developmental periods.
Taylor Fry - Government of NSW, Their Futures Matter5 Jul 2019
This report, which was authored by Taylor Fry with support from Their Futures Matter (TFM) - a landmark reform of the Government of New South Wales (NSW), Australia to deliver improved outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families - and stakeholder agencies, presents key results and insights from the TFM Investment Model, an actuarial model of future outcomes and costs of providing key government services to children and young people in NSW.
Loring Jones - Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services4 Jul 2019
This review examines the legislative history leading up to extended care, the research on youth leaving foster care, youth preferences for extended care, the competition of extended care with permanency options, and the effects of extended foster care on transition-age youth.