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Training foster parents in loyalty conflict: A training evaluation


  • Mehta, Nirav
  • Baker, Amy J.L.
  • Chong, Jeannette


Fifty two foster parents participated in one of seven offerings of a two-and-a-half hour training on the issue of children caught in a loyalty conflict. Prior to the training foster parents completed a measure of their demographics, receptivity to learning about the issue, and their knowledge about the issue. Following the training the participants completed a measure of their perception that the training was helpful, their intent to change based on the training, and their knowledge about loyalty conflicts. They also participated in a focused discussion about loyalty conflicts. In this sample foster parents were found to have high levels of receptivity to training, high rates of perceived helpfulness of the training, and high levels of intent to change after the training as well as an increase in knowledge regarding loyalty conflict from before to after the training. Despite limitations in sampling strategy and sample size, the data support the belief that foster parents want to learn about this issue and can benefit from a single training on it.

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  • Mehta, Nirav & Baker, Amy J.L. & Chong, Jeannette, 2013. "Training foster parents in loyalty conflict: A training evaluation," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 75-81.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:35:y:2013:i:1:p:75-81 DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.10.006

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    1. Brown, Jason D. & Ivanova, Viktoria & Mehta, Nisha & Skrodzki, Donna & Gerrits, Julie, 2013. "Social needs of aboriginal foster parents," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 35(11), pages 1886-1893.

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