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Overview

KINSHIP FOSTER CARE: POLICY, PRACTICE, AND RESEARCH assembles the thinking and research of experts from several professional fields concerning what has become the fastest growing type of substitute care for children in state custody. The editors have contributed the initial and concluding chapters of the book and the lead chapter in each of its three sections.
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both at University of Texas at Arlington
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Table of Contents

1. Kinship Care in Context, Maria Scannapieco and Rebecca L. Hegar
Part I: Kinship Care Policy
2. The Cultural Roots of Kinship Care, Rebecca L. Hegar
3. Kinship Care as a Social Welfare Service: Emerging Policy Issues and Trends, James Gleeson
4. The Case for Kinship Adoption Laws, Marianne Takas and Rebecca L. Hegar
Part II: Kinship Care Practice
5. Formal Kinship Care Practice Models, Maria Scannapieco
6. Kinship Care in Family Serving Agencies, Dana Wilson
7. Paradigm Shift: Training Staff to Provide Services to the Kinship Triad, Sondra Jackson
8. Wanau Know Best: Kinship Care in New Zealand, Joy Ernst
Part III: Kinship Care Research
9. Kinship Care in a Public Welfare System: A Systematic Review of the Research, Maria Scannapieco
10. Role Perceptions of Kinship and Other Foster Parents in Family Foster Care, Peter Pecora, Nicole LeProhn, and John Nasuti
11. Kin as a Family and Child Welfare Resource: The Child Welfare Worker's Perspective, Jill Duerr Berrick, Barbara Needell, and Richard Barth
12. Behavioral Problems of Teens in Kinship Care: Cross Informant Reports, Raymond Starr, Howard Dubowitz, Donna Harrington, and Susan Fiegelman
13. The Adult Functioning of Former Kinship and Non-Relative Foster Care Children, Susan Zuravin, Mary Benedict, and Rebecca Stallings
Conclusion
14. Kinship Foster Care: The New Child Placement Paradigm, Rebecca L. Hegar

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