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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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Nadeem, Erum; Waterman, Jill; Foster, Jared; Paczkowski, Emilie; Belin, Thomas R.; Miranda, Jeanne – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2017
This exploratory longitudinal study examined behavioral outcomes and parenting stress among families with children adopted from foster care, taking into account environmental and biological risk factors. Child internalizing and externalizing problems and parenting stress were assessed in 82 adopted children and their families at 2 months…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Mental Health, Psychological Patterns, Child Rearing
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Lantis, Patricia – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2018
Parents adopting traumatized children from foster care or from other settings have unique needs for post adoption support. This paper seeks to present those needs from the unique viewpoint of an adoptive physician mother. Circles of care around the child include the family, the community and wider systems of support.
Descriptors: Adoption, Trauma, Foster Care, Experience
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Houston, Doris M.; Kramer, Laurie – Child Welfare, 2008
The purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which agency and nonagency supportive resources contributed to the stability and well-being of 34 newly adoptive families over 3-years. Results revealed significant pre- to postadoption declines in families' contact and satisfaction with formal and informal helping resources. Greater…
Descriptors: Placement, Followup Studies, Adoption, Foster Care
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Garcia Quiroga, Manuela; Hamilton-Giachritsis, Catherine – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2016
Background: A large number of children are currently living in Alternative Care. The relationship they establish with their temporary caregivers can play a significant role in their development. However, little has been published regarding attachment with temporary Caregivers. Objective: The aim of this review is to analyse the existing published…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Children, Child Care Centers, Group Homes
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Christenson, Brian; McMurtry, Jerry – Child Welfare, 2007
In 2003, Idaho selected the Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE preservice training and resource family development program. PRIDE participants (n=228) completed a pre and posttest survey based on the PRIDE training competencies in 2004-2005. Results indicate that PRIDE is an effective training and resource family development program. Providing and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Parent Education, Foster Care, Adoption
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Quevedo, Karina; Johnson, Anna E.; Loman, Michelle L.; LaFavor, Theresa L.; Gunnar, Megan – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2012
Associations between early deprivation/neglect in the form of institutional care with the cortisol awakening response (CAR) were examined as a function of pubertal status among 12- and 13-year-old postinstitutionalized youth. CARs indexed hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical reactivity. Postinstitutionalized youth were compared to youth adopted…
Descriptors: Puberty, Adoption, Early Experience, Foster Care
Rootes, Katie M. Heiden – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study sought to understand how parental cultural competence (PCC) develops for transracial adoptive parents. PCC refers to the use of cultural socialization by parents for supporting the racial and ethnic identity development of their transracially-adopted children. PCC remains an under researched area within transracial adoption research…
Descriptors: Cultural Literacy, Foster Care, Parenting Skills, Child Rearing
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MacDonald, Mandi; McLoughlin, Priscilla – Child Care in Practice, 2016
This article combines practitioner insight and research evidence to chart how principles of partnership and paramountcy have led to birth family contact becoming the expected norm following contested adoption from care in Northern Ireland. The article highlights how practice has adapted to the delay in proposed reforms to adoption legislation…
Descriptors: Adoption, Family (Sociological Unit), Legal Responsibility, Parent Rights
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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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Carnes-Holt, Kara – Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 2012
Adopted children may present with a wide range of disruptive behaviors making it difficult to implement holistic therapeutic interventions. The number of primary caregivers, disrupted placements, and repeated traumatic events contribute to the overall mental health of the adoptee and greater number of occurrences increases the risk of…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Therapy, Parent Child Relationship, Adoption
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Marshall, Peter J.; Kenney, Justin W. – Developmental Review, 2009
There is much current interest in how adverse experiences early in life might affect certain elements of physiological, behavioral, and psychological functioning across the lifespan. Recent conceptual frameworks for studying the effects of early experience have involved constructs such as experience-expectant, experience-dependent, and…
Descriptors: Children, Adoption, Early Experience, Foster Care
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Korsmo, John; Baker-Sennett, Jacquelyn; Nicholas, Trula – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
One challenge experienced by many educators working in pre-professional programs involves designing courses to support students as they learn how to apply subject area knowledge to professional practice. This article describes a successful collaborative community-based project that contextualizes the often abstract and predominately linear…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Professional Education, Service Learning
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Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marian J.; Bos, Karen; Bunkers, Kelley McCreery; Dobrova-Krol, Natasha A.; Engle, Patrice L.; Fox, Nathan A.; Gamer, Gary N.; Goldman, Philip; Groark, Christina J.; Greenberg, Aaron; Grotevant, Harold D.; Groza, Victor K.; Gunnar, Megan R.; Johnson, Dana E.; Juffer, Femmie; Kreppner, Jana M.; Le Mare, Lucy; McCall, Robert B.; Muhamedrahimov, Rifkat J.; Nelson, Charles A., III; Palacios, Jesus; Sonuga-Barke, Edmund J. S.; Steele, Howard; Steele, Miriam; Tieman, Wendy; van IJzendoorn, Marinus H.; Verhulst, Frank C.; Vorria, Panayiota; Zeanah, Charles H. – Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 2011
This monograph reviews literature pertaining to children without permanent parents. Chapters review (1) the development of children while institutional residents; (2) the development of postinstitutionalized children transitioned to family environments (i.e., adoption); the effects of institutionalization on (3) attachment behaviors, (4) physical…
Descriptors: Evidence, Childrens Rights, Child Welfare, Young Children
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Prather, Walter – International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 2007
Attachment theory provides a useful conceptual framework for understanding trauma and the treatment of abuse in children. This article examines attachment theory and traditional models of family therapy from the perspective of behavior analysis, and provides a rationale for a behavioral treatment approach for abused children and their foster or…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Prior Learning, Attachment Behavior, Family Counseling
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