Factors Affecting Mother-Child Visiting Identified by Women with Histories of Substance Abuse and Child Custody Loss
Kovalesky, Andrea, Child Welfare
The influence of maternal substance abuse upon the placement of children in out-of-home care increased significantly in the 1980s and 1990s, affecting motherchild visiting in numerous ways. Content analysis of interview data from 15 mothers with histories of illegal drug use and child custody loss provides insight into five major factors that can promote or inhibit visiting: (1) mother's drug use and health status, (2) effects of visits on the child, (3) transportation, (4) scheduling/ visit settings, and (5) support of others.
Over the last two decades, parental substance abuse has become an increasingly significant factor in the placement of children in out-of-home care. For …
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Publication information: Article title: Factors Affecting Mother-Child Visiting Identified by Women with Histories of Substance Abuse and Child Custody Loss. Contributors: Kovalesky, Andrea - Author. Journal title: Child Welfare. Volume: 80. Issue: 6 Publication date: November/December 2001. Page number: 749+. © 2007 Child Welfare League of America, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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