Always Together? Predictors And Outcomes Of Sibling Co-Placement In Foster Care.
Seale, Carolyn E. Damiani-Taraba.
Published: May 2018
Vol. 95, No. 6 , p. 1-28
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
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A literature review of 49 articles investigated the outcomes of sibling co-placement in foster care and variables that might predict the likelihood of sibling co-placement. Co-placed siblings were found to be more likely to be reunited with their families, initial placement status was strongly associated with permanency, and the quality of the sibling relationships significantly impacted child behaviors. Barriers to co-placements are discussed. 62 references.
sibling relationships; child placement; outcomes; well being; child behavior; permanency; family reunification; predictor variables; barriers; SIBLING PLACEMENT