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What Works in Foster Care?Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study$
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Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195175912

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.001.0001

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Relationships, Social Support Networks, and Parenting

Relationships, Social Support Networks, and Parenting

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(p.139) 9 Relationships, Social Support Networks, and Parenting
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What Works in Foster Care?
Author(s):

Peter J. Pecora

Ronald C. Kessler

Jason Williams

A. Chris Downs

Diana J. English

James White

Kirk O'Brien

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0009

Prior chapters have reported on alumni functioning in terms of physical and mental health; education; and employment and finances. This chapter focuses on the nature and quality of the relationships that alumni have with key groups of people such as spouses or partners, birth family, and former foster parents. Sources and types of social support available to alumni are examined, as well as child-rearing status, parenting, and placement of children of alumni in foster care.

Keywords:   relationships, spouses, partners, birth family, former foster parents, social support, child-rearing status, parenting, placement of children of alumni

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