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What works in foster care? : key components of success from the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Author: Peter J Pecora
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Pecora
ISBN: 9780195175912 0195175913
OCLC Number: 300720949
Description: viii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Study background, rationale, and participating agencies --
Theoretical and conceptual frameworks and past research --
Study sample and demographics of the participating agencies --
Data sources, varibles, and data colleection procedures --
Risk factors --
Mental and physical health functioning --
Educational achievements --
Employment and finances --
Relationships, social support networks, and parenting --
Relation between agency membership and outcomes --
Relation between foster care experience and outcomes --
Effects of optimizing the foster care experience on outcomes --
Summary and recommendations.
Responsibility: Peter J. Pecora [and others].

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