Youth With Disabilities In Foster Care (Chapter 17 in Handbook Of Foster Youth)
Hill, Katherine. Lightfoot, Elizabeth.
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This chapter provides an overview of disability definitions and theories of disability, and discusses the latest prevalence data on child maltreatment, child welfare system involvement, and foster care involvement in relation to youth with disability. Information is provided on how youth with disabilities enter and exit foster care, various system interactions youth with disabilities and their families face, and recommendations for child welfare workers. 75 references.
foster children; foster adolescents; child abuse; guidelines; child welfare services; CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES; SPECIAL NEEDS; SPECIAL NEEDS ADOPTION; DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; Incidence