The purpose of this action research study was to investigate social workers’ perceptions of the problems that prevent successful family reunifications after foster care. The study explored social workers’ perceptions of barriers that prevent family reunifications in central Mississippi, USA.
Andrea Lane Eastman, Lindsey Palmer, Eunhye Ahn - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal11 Jan 2019
This comprehensive literature review adds to the knowledge of pregnant and parenting mothers in foster care and their children by identifying and summarizing all relevant studies published between 2011 and 2017.
Anders Hjern, Bo Vinnerljung, Lars Brännström - Developmental Child Welfare10 Jan 2019
To inform decisions about permanent care arrangements, the authors of this study used Swedish national population registers to create a sibling population consisting of 194 children born 1973–1982 who had been in out-of-home care (OHC) at least 5 years before adolescence but were never adopted (50% boys) and their 177 maternal birth siblings who also had been in OHC at least 5 years before their teens but were adopted before adolescence (52.5% boys).
Nick Midgley, Antonella Cirasola, Chloe Austerberry, Erica Ranzato, Grace West, Peter Martin, Sheila Redfern, Richard Cotmore, Theresa Park - Developmental Child Welfare10 Jan 2019
This study presents the feasibility and pilot evaluation of the Reflective Fostering Programme (RFP), a recently developed, group-based program to support foster carers, based on the concept of “reflective parenting.”
Lucy S. King, Kathryn L. Humphreys, Ian H. Gotlib - Developmental Review9 Jan 2019
In this paper, the authors advance a framework for examining the nature and consequences of neglect, which they posit can be represented as variations along a continuum from severe psychosocial neglect to environmental enrichment.