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Kinship Foster CarePolicy, Practice, and Research$
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Rebecca L. Hegar and Maria Scannapieco

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195109405

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109405.001.0001

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Formal Kinship Care Practice Models

Formal Kinship Care Practice Models

(p.71) CHAPTER 5 Formal Kinship Care Practice Models
Kinship Foster Care

Maria Scannapieco

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the current kinship care service delivery models used by public child welfare institutions. It discusses the current state of practice for children who live with relatives and are involved in the child welfare system. The use of family decision-making meetings, caregiver support groups, and the need for differential assessment are highlighted.

Keywords:   foster care, child welfare, family decision making meetings, support groups, differential assessment

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