The Foster Care Crisis: Translating Research into Policy and Practice

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The inadequacy of the foster care system has long been recognized. One of the biggest obstacles to reforming the system is the relative unavailability of research data from the field, information that would shed light on key empirical trends and pressing issues.
 
This long overdue volume provides a much-needed overview of the current state of foster care. Leading researchers and practitioners summarize and discuss the results of their ...
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The inadequacy of the foster care system has long been recognized. One of the biggest obstacles to reforming the system is the relative unavailability of research data from the field, information that would shed light on key empirical trends and pressing issues.
 
This long overdue volume provides a much-needed overview of the current state of foster care. Leading researchers and practitioners summarize and discuss the results of their current research, providing through their data an unparalleled, detailed glimpse of the inner workings of the foster care system in its entirety. The volume is also valuable for its survey and syntheses of important issues and trends affecting foster care. Subjects discussed include welfare reform, reporting systems, family reunification, mental health services, and the needs of minority children. Wide-ranging and detailed in its coverage, this collection is destined to become an essential reference and guide to the foster care system.
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Researchers and practitioners summarize and discuss results of current research on the state of foster care, providing through their data a detailed glimpse of the inner workings of the foster care system in its entirety. Subjects discussed include welfare reform, reporting systems, family reunification, mental health services, and the needs of minority children. Material originated at an August 1995 symposium. Curtis is director of research for the Child Welfare League of America. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Patrick A. Curtis is the director of research for the Child Welfare League of America. Grady Dale Jr. is the president of the American Institute for Urban Psychological Studies and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Joshua C. Kendall is a freelance writer and editor.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Chronic Nature of the Foster Care Crisis 1
1 Foster Care Dynamics 17
2 The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System: Implications for Foster Care Policy 45
3 Predictors of Child Protective Service Intake Decisions: Case Closure, Referral to Continuing Services, or Foster Care Placement 63
4 Foster Care and the Special Needs of Minority Children 84
5 Incorporating the Perspectives of Youth Placed in Family Foster Care: Selected Research Findings and Methodological Challenges 99
6 Foster Care and the Costs of Welfare Reform 129
7 Recent Trends in Kinship Care: Public Policy, Payments, and Outcomes for Children 152
8 A Proposal for Universal Medical and Mental Health Screenings for Children Entering Foster Care 175
9 Foster Care and Pathways to Mental Health Services 193
10 Foster Care and Family Reunification 211
11 The Rationalization of Foster Care in the Twenty-First Century 225
Contributors 243
Author Index 247
Subject Index 253
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