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Kinship Care in the Public Child Welfare System

Maria Scannapieco

in Kinship Foster Care

Published in print May 1999 | ISBN: 9780195109405
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865789 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109405.003.0009

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

 Kinship Care in the Public Child Welfare System

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This chapter presents a systematic review (SR) of kinship care research. It begins with an explanation of the SR method. The findings of the systematic review are presented in three broad categories: characteristics of children, birth parents, and caregivers; provision of child welfare services while in care; and goals and outcomes of placement. Trends that emerged from the review are discussed.

Keywords: kinship care research; foster care; child placement; child welfare

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