Kinship Care for Children and Young People: International Perspectives (Chapter 18 in The Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare).
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Published: February 2017
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Prevalence and types of kinship are discussed, as well as the common strengths, challenges, and limitations identified in the published literature on kinship care. Research findings are discussed in the areas of the safety and quality of kinship care arrangements, outcomes of children, caregivers, and families, and the involvement of parents. Inequality and social justice concerns are also addressed, as well as implications for policy, practice, and future research. Numerous references. (Author abstract modified)
kinship care; cross cultural studies; child safety; outcomes; parent engagement; policy formation; Incidence; socioeconomic influences; placement stability; permanency; family reunification; well being; adoption