Outcomes of specialized foster care in a managed child welfare services network

Theodore Paul Cross, Joseph Leavey, Peggy R. Mosley, Andrew W. White, Jasmina Burdzovic Andreas

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Abstract

This study (N = 384) presents results from outcome measurement in a services network providing specialized foster care (SFC) to children in child protective service custody. A majority of participants improved on most outcomes. Global improvement was associated with increased length of stay up to two years, five months, and with younger age, fewer problems, and, paradoxically, the presence of a trauma history. Results suggest the value of SFC within managed services and of research using outcome measurement systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-564
Number of pages32
JournalChild Welfare
Volume83
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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