How Does Foster Care Work?: International Evidence on Outcomes (Child Welfare Outcomes)

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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 programme 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. Each chapter offers new ideas about how foster care could be financed, delivered or studied in order to become more effective.

This book is important reading for anyone involved in delivering child welfare services, such as administrators, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, children's advocates, academics and students.

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An international collection of empirical studies on the outcomes of children in foster care; offering new ideas about how foster care could be financed, delivered or studied in order to become more effective

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Elizabeth Fernandez is Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her current research involves as eight-year longitudinal study of fostering outcomes for looked-after children. Richard P. Barth is Dean and Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland, USA. He has directed more than 40 studies, and most recently served as Co-Principal Investigator of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, the first national study of child welfare services in the USA.

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