Catalogue by titles / Assessing the Long-Term Effects of Foster Care - A Research Synthesis

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT US-010
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Title Assessing the Long-Term Effects of Foster Care - A Research Synthesis
Author McDONALD Thomas
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Date published/issue 00-00-1996
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 440 First Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085,
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Page 232
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ISBN 0 87868 603 7
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Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Foster-care
Substitute-family
Foster-care-dom
Free text Report of findings of research into the long-term effects of foster care. When considering adult outcomes, the authors take into consideration variables resulting from the wide range of children and families involved (including: age at placement, special needs or disabilities of the child and reason for placement). Twenty nine studies into foster care and placement are considered and reviewed. Evaluation of outcomes involved the areas of adult self-sufficiency; behavioural adjustment - criminal behaviour and chemical dependency; family and social support - the ability to form and maintain supportive family and social relationships; personal wellbeing - physical and mental health.

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Degree of interest Valuable
Work area Psychology
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