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ERIC Number: EJ833584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4021
Placement History of Foster Children: A Study of Placement History and Outcomes in Long-Term Family Foster Care
Strijker, Johan; Knorth, Erik J.; Knot-Dickscheit, Jana
Child Welfare, v87 n5 p107-124 2008
The files of 419 children in family foster care and kinship foster care were used in a retrospective longitudinal design study that examined their placement histories in child welfare. Significant associations were found between the number of placements on one hand, and the prevalence of attachment disorders, severity of behavioral problems, and breakdowns of new foster care placements on the other hand. It appears that a breakdown can be predicted to a certain extent, the implications of which are discussed. (Contains 1 footnote and 3 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
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands