“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 program 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.
Significant amounts of money and resources are spent on child and family services, so successful evaluation of whether or not they are achieving the best outcomes is essential. This edited collection offers an international perspective […]
More than half a million children today live in out-of-home care, and many have special problems. The need for well-trained, loving foster parents has never been greater. With this book, Girls and Boys Town offers […]
Relatively few studies before the “Northwest” series had examined how youth formerly in care (“alumni”) fared as adults, but this study reveals the difficulty youth face in mental health, employment and education upon exiting the […]