ERIC Number: EJ578109
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Professional Foster Care: A Future Worth Pursuing?
Testa, Mark F.; Rolock, Nancy
Child Welfare, v78 n1 p108-124 Jan-Feb 1999
Compared a professional foster-care program and two specialized programs in Cook County, Illinois, with kinship and nonrelative-family foster homes. Found that professional and kinship foster care consistently outperformed specialized and nonrelative care in stability, sibling placement, care restrictiveness, and proximity to child's community of origin. Professional foster care had difficulty moving children to adoption or subsidized guardianship. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Illinois (Cook County); Kinship Foster Care
Note: Special Theme Issue: "Family Foster Care in the Next Century."