Discriminating Baseline Indicators For (Un)Favorable Psychosocial Development In Different 24-H Settings.
Leloux-Opmeer, Harmke. Kuiper, Chris H.Z. Swaab, Hanna T. Scholte, Evert M.
Published: June 2018
Children and Youth Services Review
Vol. 89 , p. 113-123
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A study examined the association between baseline children, family, and care characteristics and the psychosocial development of 121 school-aged Dutch foster children during their first year of placement in foster care (FC), family-style group care (FGC), and residential care (RC). Findings indicate 58% of the children had favorable psychosocial development, with no significant differences across the settings. A history of maltreatment proved to be an important risk factor, particularly for family-based settings (FC, FGC). Furthermore, results indicated that specialized treatment is needed for severe individual problems in children in FGC, as these problems were associated with unfavorable psychosocial development for them in particular. 6 tables and 73 references. (Author abstract modified)
Netherlands; foster children; child placement; mental health; residential care institutions; group homes; foster families; environmental influences; family environment; child development; childhood trauma