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Kinship Foster Care

Rebecca L. Hegar

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/9780195109405.003.0014

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

 Kinship Foster Care

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This chapter discusses the shifts in the dominant paradigm for child placement practice, with emphasis on the rise of kinship foster care. It analyzes the unintended and unforeseen consequences of policy and practice under the newest child placement paradigm. The final sections consider the state of child placement practice in the next century.

Keywords: kinship care; foster care; child placement; paradigm shift

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