Kinship Foster Care: Policy, Practice, and Research by Rebecca L. Hegar

Kinship Foster Care: Policy, Practice, and Research

byRebecca L. Hegar, Maria Scannapieco

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As the number of children in foster care increases and the number of potential foster families declines, more than 31% of all children in state custody are now being placed with extended family members who collect payment for their care. This raises many important and controversial issuesregarding the meaning of family, the role of government, and the nature of welfare. Although professional literature on the subject continues to expand, knowledge on this subject remains scarce.Kinship Foster Care is the first text to offer a comprehensive analysis of what is considered to be the fastest growing type of substitute care for children in state custody. It assembles the thinking and research of prominent researchers, policy advocates, and practice specialists from severalprofessional fields, detailing their work, research, and thoughts concerning the three topics of kinship care: policy, practice, and research. The editors have contributed the initial and concluding chapters. Together, their work incorporates new literature on the subject as well as a large share ofpreviously published material, now available in this one complete volume. Ideal for courses in social work as well as for the general professional, Kinship Foster Care offers an important first look at this growing phenomenon.

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Rebecca Hegar and Maria Scannapieco are both at University of Texas.
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Title:Kinship Foster Care: Policy, Practice, and ResearchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.71 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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1. Maria Scannapieco and Rebecca L. Hegar: Kinship Care in ContextPart I: Kinship Care Policy2. Rebecca L. Hegar: The Cultural Roots of Kinship Care3. James Gleeson: Kinship Care as a Social Welfare Service: Emerging Policy Issues and Trends4. Marianne Takas and Rebecca L. Hegar: The Case for Kinship Adoption LawsPart II: Kinship Care Practice5. Maria Scannapieco: Formal Kinship Care Practice Models6. Dana Wilson: Kinship Care in Family Serving Agencies7. Sondra Jackson: Paradigm Shift: Training Staff to Provide Services to the Kinship Triad8. Joy Ernst: Wanau Know Best: Kinship Care in New ZealandPart III: Kinship Care Research9. Maria Scannapieco: Kinship Care in a Public Welfare System: A Systematic Review of the Research10. Peter Pecora, Nicole LeProhn, and John Nasuti: Role Perceptions of Kinship and Other Foster Parents in Family Foster Care11. Jill Duerr Berrick, Barbara Needell, and Richard Barth: Kin as a Family and Child Welfare Resource: The Child Welfare Worker's Perspective12. Raymond Starr, Howard Dubowitz, Donna Harrington, and Susan Fiegelman: Behavioral Problems of Teens in Kinship Care: Cross Informant Reports13. Susan Zuravin, Mary Benedict, and Rebecca Stallings: The Adult Functioning of Former Kinship and Non-Relative Foster Care ChildrenConclusion14. Rebecca L. Hegar: Kinship Foster Care: The New Child Placement Paradigm