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Effectiveness of Kinship Foster Care  Crystal Ford
Foster Care Stats <ul><li>Approximately 750,000 a year are in foster care  </li></ul><ul><li>About 70% of the children in ...
Psychological Results of Foster Care <ul><li>According to Persi (2008) “…children and adolescents in foster care are more ...
Psychosocial Results of Foster Care <ul><li>Possible detachment to ethnic identity due to being placed with non-relatives ...
The necessary components of an effective foster care <ul><li>Attachment </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Per...
Attachment <ul><li>Ryan (2008) defines attachment as “the foundation for the provision of quality care and is an important...
Commitment <ul><li>Commitment …“refers to an individuals' investment in society or stake in conventional institutions” (Ry...
Permanency <ul><li>The concept of permanency is important to fostering children’s sense of self as well as their mental he...
Empowerment <ul><li>Empowering people in foster care could feasibly lead to less reliance on federal assistance programs a...
References <ul><li>Kaplan, Sandra, et al. (2009). Enhancing the empowerment of youth in foster care: supportive services. ...
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Effectiveness Of Kinship Foster Care

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  1. 1. Effectiveness of Kinship Foster Care Crystal Ford
  2. 2. Foster Care Stats <ul><li>Approximately 750,000 a year are in foster care </li></ul><ul><li>About 70% of the children in foster care are put there by child protective services because the child has been abused or neglected, the remaining 30% are placed in care by the juvenile justice system </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 46 percent of children in foster care are in non-relative homes while 24 percent are in kinship foster care homes </li></ul>
  3. 3. Psychological Results of Foster Care <ul><li>According to Persi (2008) “…children and adolescents in foster care are more likely to have mental health problems and be hospitalized.” </li></ul><ul><li>By the age of 17, “94% of youth in foster care had used a mental health service, 77% a residential service, and 42% had been admitted for inpatient care” (Persi, 2008). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Psychosocial Results of Foster Care <ul><li>Possible detachment to ethnic identity due to being placed with non-relatives </li></ul><ul><li>If a child is moved from place to place while in foster care they may have difficulty maintaining social relationships (Strijker, 2009). </li></ul><ul><li>These children may experience a lose of the ability to form positive attachments with adults (Strijker, 2009). </li></ul>
  5. 5. The necessary components of an effective foster care <ul><li>Attachment </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Permanency </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul>
  6. 6. Attachment <ul><li>Ryan (2008) defines attachment as “the foundation for the provision of quality care and is an important predictor of healthy psychological development” </li></ul><ul><li>A positive attachment to foster families can help children cope with the separation from their home in a healthier manner. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Commitment <ul><li>Commitment …“refers to an individuals' investment in society or stake in conventional institutions” (Ryan, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>This can include institutions such as the child’s school or church and the foster care facility. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Permanency <ul><li>The concept of permanency is important to fostering children’s sense of self as well as their mental health </li></ul><ul><li>Ryan (2008) states “Placement instability is important and relevant…” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Empowerment <ul><li>Empowering people in foster care could feasibly lead to less reliance on federal assistance programs as they age (Kaplan, 2009). </li></ul><ul><li>Giving the children a choice in their options for placement as well as their educational options will teach them how to make wise decisions. </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>Kaplan, Sandra, et al. (2009). Enhancing the empowerment of youth in foster care: supportive services. Child Welfare Vol. 88. Retrieved on March 8, 2010 from http://find.galegroup.com.wf2dnvr15.webfeat.org/gtx/retrieve.do?contentSet=IAC- Documents&qrySerId =& inPS = true&tabID =T002&prodId= PPCJ&searchId =R1&retrieveFormat= PDF&currentPosition =7&userGroupName= lirn_main&resultListType = RESULT_LIST&sort = DateDescend&docId =A218882782&noOfPages=29 </li></ul><ul><li>Persi, John, et al. (2008). Children in foster care: before, during, and after psychiatric hospitalization . Child Welfare | 2008-0887:4, | 79. Retrieved on March 8, 2010 from http://find.galegroup.com.wf2dnvr15.webfeat.org/gtx/retrieve.do?contentSet=IAC- Documents&qrySerId =& inPS = true&tabID =T002&prodId= PPCJ&searchId =R1&retrieveFormat= PDF&currentPosition =16&userGroupName= lirn_main&resultListType = RESULT_LIST&sort = DateDescend&docId =A218882470&noOfPages=21 </li></ul><ul><li>Ryan, Joseph, et al. (2008). African American males in foster care and the risk of delinquency: the value of social bonds and permanence . Child Welfare | 2008-0287:1. Retrieved on March 8, 2010 from http://find.galegroup.com.wf2dnvr15.webfeat.org/gtx/retrieve.do?contentSet=IAC- Documents&qrySerId =& inPS = true&tabID =T002&prodId= PPCJ&searchId =R1&retrieveFormat= PDF&currentPosition =19&userGroupName= lirn_main&resultListType = RESULT_LIST&sort = DateDescend&docId =A187326604&noOfPages=26 </li></ul><ul><li>Strijker, Johan, et al. (2008). Placement history of foster children: a study of placement history and outcomes in long-term family foster care . Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 42. Retrieved on March 8, 2010 from http://find.galegroup.com.wf2dnvr15.webfeat.org/gtx/retrieve.do?contentSet=IAC- Documents&qrySerId =& inPS = true&tabID =T002&prodId= PPCJ&searchId =R1&retrieveFormat= PDF&currentPosition =12&userGroupName= lirn_main&resultListType = RESULT_LIST&sort = DateDescend&docId =A218882486&noOfPages=18 </li></ul><ul><li>White, Catherine, et al. (2009). Ethnic Identity Development Among Adolescents in Foster Care . Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal | 2008-1225:6, | 497(19). Retrieved on March 8, 2010 from http://find.galegroup.com.wf2dnvr15.webfeat.org/gtx/retrieve.do?contentSet=IAC- Documents&resultListType = RESULT_LIST&qrySerId =Locale%28en%2C%2C%29%3AFQE%3D%28tx%2CNone%2C25%29Psychology+of+foster+care%24&sgHitCountType= None&inPS = true&sort = DateDescend&searchType = AdvancedSearchForm&tabID =T002&prodId= PPCJ&searchId =R1&currentPosition=10&userGroupName= lirn_main&docId =A201050588&docType=IAC </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown Author. (2007). Foster Care. Retrieved on April 1, 2010 from http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec23/ch287/ch287f.html </li></ul>

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