Policy analysis of kinship foster care in eleven Western States

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Family & Consumer Studies
Author Kida, Yuri
Title Policy analysis of kinship foster care in eleven Western States
Date 2010-02-24
Description Kinship foster care is care by relatives or close family friends. The definition of kin varies from state to state. Some states define kin as relatives and others include close family friends in addition to relatives. There are some concerns about kinship care; however, past research has found benefits from kinship placements for children. Children in kinship care experience fewer placements and they are less likely to come back to the child welfare system once they are reunified with their families than children in other out of-home placements. Because of these findings, federal policies give preference for kinship placements as out-of-home placements over other forms of placements. Court decisions also show preference for kinship placements. Even though states give preference for kinship placements as out-of-home placements, polices regarding kinship foster care differ from state to state. This research examines kinship care polices in eleven western states, compares these polices with Utah policy, and makes recommendations to Utah for better kinship care policy. The data were collected from 11 western states. A website search was done first. The websites I visited included state websites, federal government websites, and websites of organizations that support children and their caregivers. After concluding the internet search, emails were send to states welfare workers to find out the information that was not collected by internet search. A few phone calls were also made to get additional information.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Foster home care; Kinship care
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MS
Language eng
Relation is Version of Digital reproduction of "Policy analysis of kinship foster care in eleven Western States" J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections HV15.5 2010 .K53
Rights Management ©Yuri Kida
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Date Created 2012-04-23
Date Modified 2017-09-26
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