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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


Foster Care Partnerships in Finland 1990–2010: From Social Task to Ensuring Better Market Share?

Petra Kouvonen

in Law and Childhood Studies: Current Legal Issues Volume 14

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652501
eISBN:
9780191739217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Human Rights and Immigration

A common issue in the field of child welfare is how to tailor services so that clients receive the most suitable form of care. All current legal regulations in use in the field of child welfare ... 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 Transition to Adulthood Among Youth “Aging Out” of Care: What Have We Learned?

Amy Dworsky

in Child Welfare Research: Advances for Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195304961
eISBN:
9780199863648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

Approximately 20,000 foster youth are discharged by state child welfare agencies each year to live on their own. This chapter examines what happens to these foster youth after they leave care. It ... More


Survival Analysis

Shenyang Guo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195337518
eISBN:
9780199864256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337518.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Survival analysis is a class of statistical methods for studying the occurrence and timing of events. Statistical analysis of longitudinal data, particularly censored data, lies at the heart of ... More


From Private to Public: Paying Grandparents as Caregivers

Jill Duerr Berrick

in Raising Children: Emerging Needs, Modern Risks, and Social Responses

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195310122
eISBN:
9780199865284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310122.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

The high levels of divorce, separation, and single-parenthood in modern times have created daunting issues and hardship surrounding social/emotional and financial care for children in families ... More


Swedish Residential Care in the Landscape of Out-of-Home Care

MARIE SALLNÄS

in Residential Care of Children: Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195309188
eISBN:
9780199863907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309188.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Swedish out-of-home care has been subject to major changes in recent times. Foster care is the most common form of out-of-home care—and the principally preferred option—but lately the number of ... More


Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks and Past Research

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/9780195175912.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

To understand the context and environment of the alumni while in foster care and their influence on adult outcomes, this chapter is divided into four sections. The first section deals with foster ... More


Comparative Safety, Stability, and Continuity of Children’s Placements in Formal and Informal Substitute Care

Mark Testa, Christina M. Bruhn, and Jesse Helton

in Child Welfare and Child Well-Being: New Perspectives From the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195398465
eISBN:
9780199863426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398465.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the growing use of kinship care as a placement option for children who must be removed from their homes of origin. It highlights the tensions between the recruitment of blood ... More


Take Me Home: Protecting America's Vulnerable Children and Families

Jill Duerr Berrick

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322620
eISBN:
9780199864607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322620.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

There is a profound crisis in the United States’ foster care system according to this book. No state has passed the federally mandated Child and Family Service Review; two-thirds of the state systems ... More


Relation Between Foster Care Experience and Outcomes

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/9780195175912.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines the third primary research question: Are there key factors or program components that are linked with better functioning in adulthood? It was hypothesized that a more positive ... More


Kinship Care as a Child Welfare Service: Emerging Policy Issues and Trends

James P. Gleeson

in Kinship Foster Care: Policy, Practice, and Research

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195109405
eISBN:
9780199865789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109405.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines kinship care policy development in Illinois. The policy issues and trends that shaped the use of kinship care as a child welfare service are presented. Future trends that will ... More


Foster Care Youth: Aging Out of Care to Criminal Activities

Mary Ann Davis

in The Development of Persistent Criminality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195310313
eISBN:
9780199871384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310313.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A small portion of youth, approximately 20,000 per year, reach the age of majority while in foster care. This chapter explores the issues affecting criminal persistence in this vulnerable population. ... More


Residential Care in the United States of America: Past, Present, and Future

MARK E. COURTNEY and DARCY HUGHES-HEURING

in Residential Care of Children: Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195309188
eISBN:
9780199863907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309188.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines the history of U.S. residential care in an attempt to understand the factors that have influenced its development. It describes recent trends in and the current state of ... More


The Supportive State, Family Privacy, and Children

Maxine Eichner

in The Supportive State: Families, Government, and America's Political Ideals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195343212
eISBN:
9780199867769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343212.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers how the state should approach families that function in ways that vary from liberal democratic norms. The mainstream view that underlies contemporary theory and public policy ... More


Kinship Foster Care: The New Child Placement Paradigm

Rebecca L. Hegar

in Kinship Foster Care: Policy, Practice, and Research

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195109405
eISBN:
9780199865789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109405.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the shifts in the dominant paradigm for child placement practice, with emphasis on the rise of kinship foster care. It analyzes the unintended and unforeseen consequences of ... More


The Adult Functioning of Former Kinship and Nonrelative Foster Care Children

Susan J. Zuravin, Mary Benedict, and Rebecca Stallings

in Kinship Foster Care: Policy, Practice, and Research

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195109405
eISBN:
9780199865789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109405.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter reviews findings from research that focused on describing and comparing the young adult functioning of former foster care children and a matched group of adults who had not spent time in ... More


Explaining Reunification and Reentry 3 Years After Placement in Out-of-Home Care

Richard P. Barth, Shenyang Guo, Elizabeth C. Weigensberg, Sharon L. Christ, Christina M. Bruhn, and Rebecca L. Green

in Child Welfare and Child Well-Being: New Perspectives From the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195398465
eISBN:
9780199863426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398465.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the child and family characteristics that predict children's reunification with their families after out-of-home placement. For those children who are reunified, the ... More


Improving The Child Protection System

John E. B. Myers

in Child Protection in America: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195169355
eISBN:
9780199893348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169355.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Chapter 7 describes broad societal changes to reduce child maltreatment. Even if such changes are implemented, some abuse and neglect will occur, and this chapter makes specific recommendations to ... More


The Implementation of Market-Based Child Welfare Innovations

William Meezan and Bowen McBeath

in Child Welfare Research: Advances for Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195304961
eISBN:
9780199863648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter describes the changes that foster care agencies made, or anticipated making, as they shifted to a performance-based contracting system. Using qualitative analyses of sixty-four in-depth ... More


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