Placement Disruption in Therapeutic Foster Care: Foster Parents' Perspectives on Maintaining Placement Stability
Placement Disruptions in foster care are associated with negative outcomes and child well-being. Studies have established that foster parents play a significant role in the success of a child’s placement. Exploring and improving placement stability from the perspective of the foster parent can be beneficial and provide an additional tool to champion stability and permanency. This study used the Therapeutic Foster Parent Care Survey to attempt to understand the role that (1) attachment to foster child (2) motivation to fostering (3) perception of biological parents, and (4) perspective taking play as potential mediators between Negative Experiences and Placement Disruptions. The results from this study indicated a positive correlation between (1) foster parents’ attachment to their foster children and motivation to foster (2) foster parents’ attachment to their foster children and their perception of biological parents.
Social work|Developmental psychology|Individual & family studies
Barnes, Patrice, "Placement Disruption in Therapeutic Foster Care: Foster Parents' Perspectives on Maintaining Placement Stability" (2022). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI28968453.