Family Foster Care Update

Family Foster Care Update
Mar 1983 |
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RDA Library

This study compares the characteristics of children entering family foster care in 1981-82 and 1978-79. The major findings are: Currently, more teenagers are entering family foster care (49% vs. 41%). More children need specialized family foster care (27% vs. 20%). Caseworkers are planning to return more young children to their families or relatives (63% vs. 31%). Fewer children have been placed in family foster care due to problems that pose a moderate risk to children (neglect, rejection, or the child's striving for independence).