Connective Complexity: African American Adolescents and the Relational Context of Kinship Foster Care (chapter in Challenging Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare: Research, Policy and Practice).
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A study of 18 African American adolescents explored how the relational context of care experienced by adolescents in kinship foster care differs from that of adolescents in nonkinship foster family placements. Those in kinship care displayed greater continuity of connections as well as more complexity in their relationships with birth parents and caregivers. 1 table and 51 references.
African Americans; adolescents; kinship care; foster care; racial disproportionality