Quality Care for Tough Kids: Studies of the Maintenance of Subsidized Foster Placements in the Casey Family Program
Based on three comprehensive studies of underachieving children in The Casey Family Program, this important work uncovers those factors that influence stable foster placements through the extensive use of correlational methods, including personal and demographic characteristics; child's responses to threat; family history; serious risk factors; placement history and present situation; foster family characteristics; placement breakdown factors; and caseworker's orientation.
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STUDY I THE MONTANA DIVISION STUDY
Personal Characteristics of the Foster Child
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