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What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book reports the findings from the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study, which examined outcomes for adults who were placed in family foster care as children. The primary research questions were ... More


Study Background, Rationale, and Participating Agencies

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

in What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter begins by presenting data on the number of youth in care in the United States and how long they receive services. Next come a description of family foster care and a summary of the ... More


The National Urban League and the Fight for US Adoption Reform

Kori A. Graves

in A War Born Family: African American Adoption in the Wake of the Korean War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479872329
eISBN:
9781479891276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479872329.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

The National Urban League initiated its Foster Care and Adoption Project in 1953 to increase African Americans’ participation in formal adoptions. League officials encouraged reforms in US policies ... More


Poverty, Punishment, and Public Assistance: Reorienting Foster Family Care

Catherine E. Rymph

in Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635644
eISBN:
9781469635651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635644.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores policy changes in the 1960s that for the first time allowed federal funds to be spent on board payments but which also made foster care a more punitive system, now firmly linked ... More


From Child Welfare to Child Removal

Mical Raz

in Abusive Policies: How the American Child Welfare System Lost Its Way

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469661216
eISBN:
9781469661230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661216.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Four focuses on the removal of children from their homes and placement in substitute care such as foster homes and institutions, which increased notably in the mid 1970s. Furthermore, the ... More


Poverty and the Black/White Placement Gap: Using Context to Understand the Role of Evidence-Based Interventions

Fred Wulczyn, Bridgette Lery, and Lonnie Snowden

in From Evidence to Outcomes in Child Welfare: An International Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199973729
eISBN:
9780199386703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973729.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The Multisite Evaluation of Foster Youth Programs represents the first attempt to evaluate independent living programs for children aging out of care using experimental methods. The chapter describes ... More


Youth Prepare for Adulthood

Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto

in Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific is lander Teens Confront Violent Legacies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283022
eISBN:
9780520958883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283022.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Where we introduced this book with Angel’s and Benny’s narratives, we complete the adolescent journey for these teens and others in chapter seven. In this chapter, we examine the different ways that ... More


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