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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


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


Kinship Foster Care in Context

Maria Scannapieco and 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/9780195109405.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter begins with discussions of the meaning of kinship care, demographic trends in kinship care, and permanency planning for kinship care. It then addresses some controversial questions ... 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


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


Kinship Care in the Public Child Welfare System: A Systematic Review of the Research

Maria Scannapieco

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/9780195109405.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter presents a systematic review (SR) of kinship care research. It begins with an explanation of the SR method. The findings of the systematic review are presented in three broad categories: ... More


Paradigm Shift: Training Staff to Provide Services to the Kinship Triad

Sondra M. Jackson

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/9780195109405.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter focuses on the training needs of social workers involved in kinship care programs. Child welfare trainers have realized that the traditional foster care training is unable to meet the ... More


Kin as a Family and Child Welfare Resource: The Child Welfare Worker’s Perspective

Jill Duerr Berrick, Barbara Needell, and Richard P. Barth

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/9780195109405.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses a survey of child care workers in California to determine their views regarding kinship care. The survey asked specific questions about the differences between working with kin ... More


Whanau Knows Best: Kinship Care in New Zealand

Joy Swanson Ernst

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/9780195109405.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines the child care and protection system in New Zealand. It begins with a historical background of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act of 1989, focusing on the ... More


New Permanency Strategies for Children in Foster Care

Mark Testa

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/9780195304961.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines the use of subsidized guardianship as a permanency alternative. It outlines an analytical framework for charting the broad cycle of public child welfare change in the United ... More


The Case for Kinship Adoption Laws

Marianne Takas and 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/9780195109405.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the impact of the new status of “kinship adoption” on family relationships. It reviews how the law regulates parent/child relationships. It argues that kinship adoption could ... 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


Role Perceptions of Kinship and Other Foster Parents in Family Foster Care

Peter J. Pecora, Nicole S. Le Prohn, and John J. Nasuti

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/9780195109405.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the results of two related studies that examined the characteristics, role conceptions, agency involvement, and satisfaction of relative and nonrelative foster parents. The two ... More


Behavior Problems of Teens in Kinship Care: Cross-Informant Reports

Raymond H. Starr, Howard Dubowitz, Donna Harrington, and Susan Feigelman

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/9780195109405.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines the nature of cross-informant reports of behavior programs of teens in kinship care. Specifically, it looks at the behavior problem rating differences between kinship care ... More


Take Me Home

Jill Duerr Berrick

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322620
eISBN:
9780199864607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322620.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

The field of child welfare is gradually abandoning its mission to protect children. First by its over-enthusiasm for prevention services, and second by relegating to the private family the important ... More


The Child Welfare System as Context

Wendy B. Smith

in Youth Leaving Foster Care: A Developmental, Relationship-Based Approach to Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195375596
eISBN:
9780199893355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375596.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Chapter 1 introduces the child welfare system and provides basic understanding of the policy context and foster care itself. The chapter presents a brief history of child welfare in the US, ... More


Revealing the lived reality of kinship care through children and young people’s narratives: “It’s not all nice, it’s not all easy-going, it’s a difficult journey to go on”

Karin Cooper

in Family troubles?: Exploring changes and challenges in the family lives of children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447304432
eISBN:
9781447307884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304432.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines kinship carers’ own children’s experiences of the kinship care arrangement (also known as family and friends care), drawing on research with kinship care families involving ... More


The Relationship between Trust and Community Recognition

in Family, Law, and Community: Supporting the Covenant

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226074993
eISBN:
9780226075020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075020.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter begins the search for the links between family and community. In particular, it makes the case for why particular institutions—marriage and legal parenthood—have been accorded special ... More


Boarding-out and Fostering by Public Authorities

Kenneth McK. Norrie

in A History of Scottish Child Protection Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474444170
eISBN:
9781474490740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444170.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The boarding out of needy children traces its origins in Scotland to 16th century Poor Law legislation and the practice was followed, often without statutory authority, by the Poor Law authorities ... More


Reflections

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

In this chapter Ed Rohs compares his experiences growing up in care in the 1950s and 1960s with the experiences of children in care today, detailing changes for the better that have been instituted ... More


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