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ERIC Number: EJ924802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Service Needs of Foster Families with Children Who Have Disabilities
Brown, Jason D.; Moraes, Sabrina; Mayhew, Janet
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v14 n3 p417-429 Sep 2005
We examined the service needs of foster families with children who have disabilities. Foster parents in a large Canadian city were asked "What services or supports would be helpful to you?" The responses to this question were edited for clarity and to eliminate redundancies, and sorted into piles of like statements by a group of 15 foster care professionals. Two types of statistical analysis were applied to the sorting of the statements to describe the relationship between statements and their groupings. The major concepts were identified according to the contents of the cluster and a map was constructed to provide a graphic representation of the conceptualization process. The major services and supports identified in this study were: support in the community, financial support, accommodating school system, good relationships with social workers, responsive professionals, information, comprehensive medical care, services for aboriginal children and families, transitional services, and respite.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada