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Natsuaki, Misaki N.; Neiderhiser, Jenae M.; Harold, Gordon T.; Shaw, Daniel S.; Reiss, David; Leve, Leslie D. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
A plethora of studies with parents and children who are biologically related has shown that the family environment plays an important role in child development. However, scientists have long known that a rigorous examination of environmental effects requires research designs that go beyond studies of genetically linked family members. Harnessing…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Child Development, Environmental Influences, Siblings
Frost, Reihonna L.; Goldberg, Abbie E. – ZERO TO THREE, 2019
Early childhood education is a time when children and their parents are learning about their roles in a school. This makes early childhood education a crucial time for developing strong parent-school relationships with diverse families including LGBTQ [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer] parents, adoptive families, and multiracial…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Selwyn, Julie – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The study investigated whether sibling relationships influenced the outcomes of a sample of adoptive placements in England and Wales that had broken down postorder or were in crisis. Method: The study used secondary analysis drawing on in-depth interviews with 41 families who had experienced an adoption disruption and 42 families who…
Descriptors: Adoption, Sibling Relationship, Placement, Foreign Countries
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Paniagua, Carmen; Palacios, Jesús; Jiménez-Morago, Jesús M.; Rivera, Francisco – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The two goals of this article are the analysis of the duration of adoptive placements ending in breakdown and the role of age at placement in the breakdown experience. Method: All known cases of adoption breakdown during a whole decade in Andalusia, a Spanish region, were studied. Preadoption and formalized adoptions, domestic and…
Descriptors: Adoption, Placement, Foreign Countries, Role
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Rolock, Nancy; White, Kevin R.; Ocasio, Kerrie; Zhang, Lixia; MacKenzie, Michael J.; Fong, Rowena – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: This study examines foster care reentry after adoption, in Illinois and New Jersey. The provision of services and supports to adoptive families have garnered recent attention due to concern about the long-term stability of adoptive homes. Method: This study used administrative data to examine the pre-adoption characteristics associated…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Adoption, Family Environment, Children
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Tamášová, Viola; Barnová, Silvia – Acta Educationis Generalis, 2019
Introduction: The theoretical-empirical study is based on two particular case studies of families bringing up children from institutional care. It deals with the real needs of foster families, with the foster parents' perception of fostering and their experiences from the time spent with children in foster care, about the children's behaviour in…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Family Needs, Parent Attitudes, Experience
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Barbosa-Ducharne, Maria; Marinho, Sylvie – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The main goals were to determine the incidence of preadoption breakdown in Portugal, describe preadoptive parents' reasons for ending placement, compare intact/disrupted placements, and identify adoption disruption risk and protective factors. Method: A matched design involving a case file analysis of 71 disrupted and 71 intact…
Descriptors: Adoption, Risk, Placement, Child Behavior
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Marceau, Kristine; Rolan, Emily; Leve, Leslie D.; Ganiban, Jody M.; Reiss, David; Shaw, Daniel S.; Natsuaki, Misaki N.; Egger, Helen L.; Neiderhiser, Jenae M. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study examines interactions of heritable influences, prenatal substance use, and postnatal parental warmth and hostility on the development of conduct problems in middle childhood for boys and girls. Participants are 561 linked families, collected in 2 cohorts, including birth parents, adoptive parents, and adopted children. Heritable…
Descriptors: Genetics, Substance Abuse, Prenatal Influences, Perinatal Influences