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The role of cultural dissimilarity factors on child adjustment following foster placement


  • Anderson, Maurice
  • Linares, L. Oriana


Understanding the cultural factors associated with children's experiences in foster care is important because they may contribute to child psychological adjustment to foster placement. Despite considerable public policy debate of the role of ethnicity on foster placement decisions, there are virtually no empirical studies about the contribution of cultural dissimilarity factors on child psychological adjustment such as internalizing and externalizing problems shortly after children enter non-kinship placement.

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  • Anderson, Maurice & Linares, L. Oriana, 2012. "The role of cultural dissimilarity factors on child adjustment following foster placement," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 597-601.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:34:y:2012:i:4:p:597-601
    DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.11.016

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    1. Fisher, Philip A. & Kim, Hyoun K. & Pears, Katherine C., 2009. "Effects of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Preschoolers (MTFC-P) on reducing permanent placement failures among children with placement instability," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 31(5), pages 541-546, May.
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    1. McBeath, Bowen & Kothari, Brianne H. & Blakeslee, Jennifer & Lamson-Siu, Emilie & Bank, Lew & Linares, L. Oriana & Waid, Jeffrey & Sorenson, Paul & Jimenez, Jessica & Pearson, Eva & Shlonsky, Aron, 2014. "Intervening to improve outcomes for siblings in foster care: Conceptual, substantive, and methodological dimensions of a prevention science framework," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 1-10.


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