Citations with the tag: FOSTER home care -- Research

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  • Pathways of Older Adolescents out of Foster Care: Implications for Independent Living Services.
    Courtney, Mark E.; Barth, Richard P. // Social Work; Jan96, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p75 

    Looks at foster youths in California at the age of at least 17 and the length of time they spent in foster care. Age at first entry; References.

  • Emerging Adulthood and Leaving Foster Care: Settings Associated with Mental Health.
    Fowler, Patrick J.; Toro, Paul A.; Miles, Bart W. // American Journal of Community Psychology; Jun2011, Vol. 47 Issue 3/4, p335 

    The present study examined the role of contextual support on mental health during the transition to adulthood within a vulnerable group, adolescents leaving foster care because of their age. Participants were 265 19- to 23-year-olds who retrospectively reported on 3 main contexts of emerging...

  • Foster care associated with increased risk for STDs among adolescents.
    Fowler, Patrick J.; Toro, Paul A.; Miles, Bart W. // Infectious Diseases in Children; Jul2010, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p53 

    The article focuses on a study about the link between spending time in the foster care system and a child's chances of having at least one laboratory-confirmed sexually transmitted disease (STD) by researchers from the University of Washington, published in an issue of "Pediatrics."

  • Dropouts decline, but children in poverty increasing: study.
    Fowler, Patrick J.; Toro, Paul A.; Miles, Bart W. // American School Board Journal; Sep2007, Vol. 194 Issue 9, p9 

    The article presents a study on the number of children living in poverty in the U.S. It reports that the number of dropouts in the country declined but the number of children in poverty are increasing, including children living in single-parent households. According to Laura Beavers, research...

  • Meeting the Long-Term Needs of Families Who Adopt Children Out of Foster Care: A Three-Year Follow-Up Study.
    Houston, Doris M.; Kramer, Laurie // Child Welfare; Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p145 

    The purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which agency and non agency supportive resources contributed to the stability and well-being of 34 newly adoptive families over 3 years. Results revealed significant pre- to post- adoption declines in families' contact and satisfaction with...

  • Domestic, Intercountry Adoptions Increase.
    Houston, Doris M.; Kramer, Laurie // Policy & Practice (19426828); Sep2007, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p9 

    The article reports on the increase of domestic and intercountry adoptions from 1996 to 2002 in the U.S. According to the comprehensive research on statistics and trends in American adoption by the National Council For Adoption, the total number of adoption has increased by 23.3%. However, the...

  • The Training Process of the Maryland Guardianship Assistance Project: A Collaborative Model for Kinship Foster Care.
    Thornton, Pamela L.; Okundaye, Joshua N.; Harrington, Donna // Child Welfare; Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p67 

    Understanding models of multidisciplinary collaborations in child welfare has become essential for policy development, program success, and improving outcomes for children in foster care. The authors present the state of Maryland's Guardianship Assistance Project (GAP) as a model of...

  • SPECIJALIZIRANO UDOMITELJSTVO DJECE S TEÅ KOĆAMA U RAZVOJU - ISKUSTVA UDOMITELJA.
    LAKLIJA, MAJA; VUKELIĆ, NATALIJA; BABIĆ, MARINA MILIĆ // Croatian Review of Rehabilitation Research / Hrvatska Revija za ; 2012, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p109 

    The Convention on the Rights of the Child stipulates that children with a mentally or physically disabled have the right to live in a family environment in conditions that ensure dignity, self-reliance that facilitate their participation in the community. That form of care is specialized foster...

  • Tipologii ale cercetă rilor de evaluare a eficacităţii plasamentului familial.
    Neamţu, Nicoleta // Social Work Review / Revista de Asistenta Sociala; 2010, Issue 4, p49 

    This study tries to homogenize the heterogeneous field of outcomes based evaluation research of foster family care services and practice in international and national context, searching for common characteristics in different countries and for typologies. In order to meet the aims of the article...

  • Loving, Nonviolent (Re)parentingâ„¢: A Research Note.
    Fitz-Gibbon, Andrew; Fitz-Gibbon, Jane Hall // Social Advocacy & Systems Change; 2013, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p1 

    The article discusses a study which examines nonviolent parenting applied to children who are victims of domestic violence in England. It explains the methodology of the study which reflects on the moral philosophy from Utilitarianism toward Neo-Aristotelianism and Kantian rule-based ethics. The...

  • CARING FOR FOSTER CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH. WHY THEY DID NOT HAVE EVEN ONE PERSON TO CARE FOR THEM.
    Nowak-Fabrykowski, Krystyna; Piver, Patricia S. // Education; Winter2008, Vol. 129 Issue 2, p192 

    The purpose of this research is to seek suggestions from foster parents' as to how teachers could help foster children and their parents. Questionnaires including twelve questions were distributed to one hundred fifty foster parents through South Carolina by the Foster Parents Association and...

  • High prevalence of exposure to the child welfare system among street-involved youth in a Canadian setting: implications for policy and practice.
    Barker, Brittany; Kerr, Thomas; Taiaiake Alfred, Gerald; Fortin, Michelle; Nguyen, Paul; Wood, Evan; DeBeck, Kora // BMC Public Health; 2014, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p1 

    Background Street-involved youth are more likely to experience trauma and adverse events in childhood; however, little is known about exposure to the child welfare system among this vulnerable population. This study sought to examine the prevalence and correlates of being in government care...

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences and Psychosocial Well-Being of Women Who Were in Foster Care as Children.
    Bruskas, Delilah; Tess, Dale H. // Permanente Journal; Summer2013, Vol. 17 Issue 3, pe131 

    Background and Objective: Research has shown that many children in foster care later have psychosocial problems as adults; this is often attributed to cumulative adversities and a lack of supportive caregivers. The risk factors associated with foster care, such as maternal separation and...

  • The Institutation of the Foster Family for Mentally Ill Patients in Greece - Views of Patients.
    Sikelianou, Despina; Anagnostou, Pagona; Vlachogianni, Olga // International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation; 2013, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p11 

    The aim of this study was to investigate the views of parents on the institution of Foster Families for mentally ill patients in Greece. Specifically, the study concerned the knowledge of parents regarding the concept and the aim of foster care programmes for mentally ill patients, their views...

  • Concept Mapping the Needs of Foster Parents.
    Brown, Jason; Calder, Peter // Child Welfare; Nov/Dec2000, Vol. 79 Issue 6, p729 

    This study describes the needs of foster parents as perceived by the foster parents themselves. Forty-nine parents from 30 foster families were asked to describe their needs in response to the question: "What do you need to be a good foster parent?" Five themes were apparent in their answers:...

  • Environmental Singularity as Conduit of Foster Care Disparities: White Canadian/U.S. Social Workers Placing Children of Color.
    Hall, Ronald E. // Journal of Comparative Family Studies;  

    The article presents research on the placement of children of color by white social workers in the U.S. and Canada. The author looks at environmental singularity, foster care disparities, and the social welfare systems in Canada and the U.S. The article suggests that Eurocentric Canadian/U.S....

  • Report shows more than one-third of lesbians have children.
    Hall, Ronald E. // Echo Magazine; 4/5/2007, Vol. 18 Issue 15, p23 

    The article focuses on a report published by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law and the Urban Institute that gives statistics about adopted children living with a lesbian or gay parent. The study on gay parenting, titled "Adoption and Foster Care by Lesbian and Gay Parents in the...

  • Youth in Group Home Care: Youth Characteristics and Predictors of Later Functioning.
    Chow, Wai-Ying; Mettrick, Jennifer; Stephan, Sharon; Waldner, Christina // Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research; Oct2014, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p503 

    This paper presents the findings of an exploratory research study of foster care youth residing in group homes in a mid-Atlantic state in the USA. The aims of the present study were to (1) describe youth characteristics, (2) explore whether baseline functioning differed by gender or ethnicity,...

  • Helping Foster Parents Cope with Separation, Loss, and Grief.
    Edelstein, Susan B.; Burge, Dorli; Waterman, Jill // Child Welfare; Jan/Feb2001, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p5 

    Major changes in planning for children in foster care have resulted in significant changes in the roles of and expectations for foster parents, accompanied by even less attention to the issues of foster families' grief and loss. This article focuses on (1) the many ways foster parents encounter...

  • Effects of Early Maltreatment on Development: A Descriptive Study Using the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales-II.
    Becker-Weidman, Arthur // Child Welfare; Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 88 Issue 2, p137 

    Children with histories of chronic early maltreatment within a caregiving relationship may develop complex trauma or developmental trauma and suffer from a variety of deficits in many domains. This study explored the effects of complex trauma on the development of 57 children, as measured by the...

  • Helping Foster Kids Transition to Adulthood.
    Walters, Jonathan // Child Law Practice; Jun2012, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p94 

    The article presents a reprint of the article "Helping Foster Kids Transition to Adulthood," by Jonathan Walters, published in the "Governing magazine." It informs on a research that will examine the foster care programs for children in the U.S., and its role in child transition to adulthood....

  • Adoption Subsidies and Placement Outcomes for Children in Foster Care.
    Buckles, Kasey S. // Journal of Human Resources; Summer2013, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p596 

    More than 400,000 children in the United States are currently in foster care, many of whom are at risk for long-lasting emotional and health problems. The Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 provided federal funds for monthly adoption subsidies designed to promote adoptions of...

  • The Quality of Sibling Relations Created through Fostering.
    Mosek, Atalia // Relational Child & Youth Care Practice; Fall2013, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p26 

    The study focuses on a relatively neglected component of the fostering team, namely the foster families' birth children and their subjective point of view regarding their 'sibling-like relations' with the foster children. The unique contribution of the current study is in formulating hypotheses...

  • Challenges of Transcultural Placements: Foster Parent Perspectives.
    Brown, Jason D.; St. Arnault, David; George, Natalie; Sintzel, Jennifer // Child Welfare; May/Jun2009, Vol. 88 Issue 3, p103 

    A random sample of licensed foster parents in a central Canadian province was asked, "What are the challenges of fostering children who have different values, beliefs, and traditions than you?" In response to this question, 49 unique responses were made and grouped together by foster parents....

  • IQ CHANGES IN FOSTER HOME CHILDREN.
    Schott, Emmett L. // Journal of Applied Psychology; Feb37, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p107 

    The article offers information on the effect of foster home placement on the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of children. It is mentioned that the environment of foster home affects the development of foster child's intelligence. A study was conducted in Chicago to determine the test performance of...

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