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.
Guided by social-ecological theory, this study explores responses to violence against children with disabilities, including preventative measures and treatment of victims in the West African countries of Guinea, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
Joseph M. Price, Scott Roesch, Cleo M. Burce - Developmental Child Welfare8 Jan 2019
The aims of this investigation were to (a) examine the effectiveness of the KEEP intervention at reducing behavior problems among children in foster care, as assessed by the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), during implementation of the intervention by a community agency using a randomized design and (b) determine whether the intervention is effective at reducing internalizing forms of behavior problems.