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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: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Pecora
ISBN: 9780195175912 0195175913
OCLC Number: 750560193
Description: viii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Introduction ; 1. Study Background, Rationale, and Participating Agencies ; 2. Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks ; Part II: Study Methods ; 3. Study Sample and Alumni Demographics ; 4. Methods ; Part III: Risk Factors ; 5. Risk Factors ; Part IV: Outcome Findings ; 6. Mental and Physical Health ; 7. Education ; 8. Employment and Finances ; 9. Relationships and Social Supports ; 10. Relation between Agency Membership and Outcomes ; 11. Relation between Foster Care Experience and Outcomes ; 12. Effects of Optimizing the Foster Care Experience on Outcomes ; 13. Summary and Recommendations ; Part V: Appendices and References ; Appendix A. Staff Members and Advisors ; Appendix B. How Child Maltreatment was Measured and Aggregated ; Appendix C: Placement History and Foster Care Experience Descriptive Statistics ; References
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