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Pine Barbara A, Spath Robin, Werrbach Gail B, Jenson Cary E and Kerman Benjamin: 'A better path to permanency for children in out-of-home care'.

Children and Youth Services Review 31:10, pp 1135-143, October 2009

This article reports selected findings from a five-year, comprehensive evaluation of a programme based on principles and practices found to be most predictive of successful family reunification. The study reported here matched families in the programme with families receiving standard state reunification services. Findings indicate that programme and non-programme children were nearly equally likely to be reunified. However, programme children were reunified or achieved an alternative permanent placement sooner, and experienced fewer moves while in care than children in the comparison group. Moreover, programme families were less likely to experience a re-referral to child welfare authorities after they were reunified.

Adoption & Fostering abstracts are compiled by Miranda Davies in collaboration with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), London. Although care is always taken to be as exact as possible, the editors cannot guarantee the accuracy of material received from outside sources
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Date:Dec 22, 2009
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