Children in Foster Care

By James G. Barber; Paul H. Delfabbro | Go to book overview

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4.1 Key performance areas in the evaluation of alternative care 59
4.2 Questions used in worker focus groups 61
4.3 Questions used in carer focus groups 62
6.1 Significant problems identified by social workers at intake 95
6.2 Predictors of case status at intake 96
6.3 Predictors of problems at intake 97
6.4 Proximity of placement to nearest birth family member 99
6.5 Differences between means of variables defining the two clusters 100
7.1 Status at follow-up by origin of child 104
7.2 Status summary at each follow-up point 109
7.3 Reasons for placement change at each follow-up point 109
7.4 Means of CBC sub-scales, up to four months 110
7.5 School performance and adjustment at intake and follow-up 111
7.6 Means of CBC sub-scales, up to eight months 113
7.7 Means of CBC sub-scales, eight to twelve months 113
7.8 Means of CBC sub-scales, one to two years 114
7.9 The psychological adjustment of protected and disaffected children after two years in care 115
7.10 Problems experienced by the sub-sample at intake 117
7.11 Children’s assessment of placement 119
7.12 Children’s satisfaction with long-term placements 120
8.1 Nature of contact during the first and second follow-up periods 127
8.2 Frequency distribution of contact in the first two follow-up periods 127
8.3 Social worker assessment of the effects of family contact 128
8.4 Perceived effect of changes in the frequency of contact upon the relationship between children and birth families 129

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