Formal Kinship Care Practice Models

Maria Scannapieco

in Kinship Foster Care

Published in print May 1999 | ISBN: 9780195109405
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865789 | DOI:

Series: Child Welfare: A Series in Child Welfare Practice, Policy, and Research

 Formal Kinship Care Practice Models

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This chapter presents the current kinship care service delivery models used by public child welfare institutions. It discusses the current state of practice for children who live with relatives and are involved in the child welfare system. The use of family decision-making meetings, caregiver support groups, and the need for differential assessment are highlighted.

Keywords: foster care; child welfare; family decision making meetings; support groups; differential assessment

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