Examination of Substantiated Lack of Supervision and Its Impact On Out-of-Home Placement: A National Sample.
Carter, Vernon. Myers, Miranda.
Journal of Public Child Welfare
Vol. 2, No. 1 , p. 51-70
Taylor and Francis Group
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
This study utilized a national child welfare sample to explore the relationship between child and family characteristics, substantiated lack of supervision, and foster care placement outcomes. The sample comprised 418 cases of children receiving child protective services. Findings revealed a higher percentage of White children to be inadequately supervised compared with African American children; however, African American children were more likely to be placed in out-of-home care. The odds of being placed in foster care tripled (OR = 2.82, p < .05) for inadequately supervised African American children compared with White children. (Author abstract)
African Americans; CHINS; foster care; parenting; child placement; removing child from home; outcomes