Neighbor to Family Sibling Foster Care Model.
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare.
Published: June 2012
This brief describes the Neighbor to Family Sibling Foster Care Model, a child-centered, family-focused foster care model designed to keep sibling groups, including large sibling groups, together in stable foster care placements while working intensively on reunification or permanency plans that keep the siblings together. It explains that Neighbor to Family Sibling Foster Care Model began in 1994 serving targeted communities in Chicago and uses a community-based, team-oriented approach, including foster caregivers and birth parents as part of the treatment team. Information is provided on essential components of the model, symptoms and behaviors that the program is designed to address in parents and children, recommended parameters, delivery settings, resources needed to run the program, minimum provide qualifications, educational and training resources for the program, and relevant published, peer-reviewed research findings. The program is given a scientific rating of 3 on a scale of 1-5 and designated as having promising research evidence. 3 references.
siblings; foster care; program descriptions; evidence based practice; sibling placement; child placement; sibling relationships; sibling visits