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Assessing Quality of Care in Kinship and Foster Family Care
Jill Duerr Berrick
Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul., 1997), pp. 273-280
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/585125
Page Count: 8
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This study includes a sample of 29 kin and 33 non-kin foster parents who participated in an in-home interview to assess quality of care. On a number of measures relating to the home environment, non-kin homes were rated as more safe. Family relations between children and their caregivers were similar for kin and non-kin. Trends in the data point to the need for further research; changes in policy and practice that might strengthen the resources currently available to dependent children are also suggested.
Family Relations © 1997 National Council on Family Relations