Foster Care Outcomes for Children with Intellectual Disability.
Slayter, Elspeth M.
Salem State University School of Social Work
Published: October 2016
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Vol. 54, No. 4 , p. 299-315
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
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The promotion of speedy, permanent outcomes for foster children is a central child welfare policy goal. However, while children with intellectual disability (ID) are at greater risk for child welfare involvement, little is known about their case outcomes. This cross-sectional national study explores between-group foster care outcomes. Foster children with intellectual disability were more likely to have experienced an adoption disruption or dissolution but less likely to be reunified with a parent, primary caretaker or other family member. Implications for interagency collaboration in support of pre and post-foster care discharge support services are discussed. (Author abstract)
children with disabilities; children at risk; predictor variables; risk; evaluation methods; assessment; ADOPTION OUTCOMES; FOSTER CHILDREN