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ERIC Number: EJ833566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4021
Labor of Love: Foster Mothers, Caregiving, and Welfare Reform
Critelli, Filomena M.
Child Welfare, v87 n4 p5-34 2008
Using a telephone survey, this study examined the experiences of 100 foster mothers who receive aid through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Foster mothers reported numerous difficulties with TANF, including frequent sanctions and case closings, limited work and training opportunities, and pervasive material hardships. Foster children exhibited high levels of emotional and behavior problems. The data suggest that lack of access to child care and pressure to become self-sufficient may contribute to a decreased pool of foster mothers. (Contains 4 tables.)
Child Welfare League of America. P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Tel: 800-407-6273; Tel: 770-280-4164; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A