How Does Foster Care Work?

International Evidence on Outcomes

by Nancy Sampson, Robert Flynn, Robbie Gilligan, Elaine Farmer, Eva Franzen, James K Whittaker, Lee Ann Murdock, CATHERINE ROLLER ROLLER WHITE, Mónica López, Fred Wulczyn, Harriet Ward, Frank Lindblad, Anders Hjern, Robyn Marquis, Ronald Kessler, Elizabeth Fernandez, Lijun Chen, Jorge Fernandez del del Valle, Tine Egelund, Piet Strijker, Peter Pecora, June Thoburn, Marie-Pierre Paquet, Irving Hwang, Lajla Knudsen, Kirk O'Brien, Ian Sinclair, Fiona Daly, Richard Barth, Anne-Dorthe Hestbaeck, Bo VINNERLJUNG, E. Christopher Lloyd, Paul Delfabbro

Series: Child Welfare Outcomes

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  • 0857003895
  • 9781849058124
  • 9780857003898

How Does Foster Care Work? is an international collection of empirical studies on the outcomes of children in foster care. Drawing on research and perspectives from leading international figures in children's services across the developed world, the book provides an evidence base for programme planning, policy and practice.

This volume establishes a platform for comparison of international systems, trends and outcomes in foster care today. Each contributor provides a commentary on one other chapter to highlight the global significance of issues affecting children and young people in care. Each chapter offers new ideas about how foster care could be financed, delivered or studied in order to become more effective.

This book is important reading for anyone involved in delivering child welfare services, such as administrators, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, children's advocates, academics and students.

  • Jessica Kingsley Publishers; January 2011
  • ISBN: 9780857003898
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  • Title: How Does Foster Care Work?
  • Series: Child Welfare Outcomes
  • Author: Nancy Sampson (contrib.); Robert Flynn (contrib.); Robbie Gilligan (contrib.); Elaine Farmer (contrib.); Eva Franzen (contrib.); James K Whittaker (other); Lee Ann Murdock (contrib.); CATHERINE ROLLER ROLLER WHITE (contrib.); Mónica López (contrib.); Fred Wulczyn (contrib.); Harriet Ward (contrib.); Frank Lindblad (contrib.); Anders Hjern (contrib.); Robyn Marquis (contrib.); Ronald Kessler (contrib.); Elizabeth Fernandez (ed.); Lijun Chen (contrib.); Jorge Fernandez del del Valle (contrib.); Tine Egelund (contrib.); Piet Strijker (contrib.); Peter Pecora (contrib.); June Thoburn (contrib.); Marie-Pierre Paquet (contrib.); Irving Hwang (contrib.); Lajla Knudsen (contrib.); Kirk O'Brien (contrib.); Ian Sinclair (contrib.); Fiona Daly (contrib.); Richard Barth (ed.); Anne-Dorthe Hestbaeck (contrib.); Bo VINNERLJUNG (contrib.); E. Christopher Lloyd (contrib.); Paul Delfabbro (contrib.)
  • Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0857003895
  • 9781849058124
  • 9780857003898

In The Press

Foster care practice needs both an international perspective and an evidence base to allow us to learn and develop. This book supports both of these objectives.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0857003895
  • 9781849058124
  • 9780857003898