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Joining New Families A Study of Adoption and Fostering in Middle Childhood

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ISBN-10: 047197837X

ISBN-13: 9780471978374

Edition: 1998

Authors: David Quinton, Cherilyn Dance, Deborah Mayes, Alan Rushton

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Care of abused or neglected children is an increasing problem in today's society. This book summarises the findings of the prestigious Maudsley Adoption and Fostering Study, commissioned by the Department of Health.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/7/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Background and Research Issues
Aims, Design, Sampling and Methodology
Outcomes After One Year in Placement
The Children's Backgrounds, Health and Behaviour
New Family Characteristics and Placement Arrangements
Preparation of the Child
Pre-placement Work with New Families
The Children's Adjustment at Home
The Development of New Relationships
The Children in School
New Parents' Experiences: Stresses and Supports, Crises and Disruptions
Post-placement Social Work Support
Parenting Approaches and Responses
Predicting Placement Stability
Implications for Practice, Policy, Management and the Law
List of Figures
List of Tables