|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|345772||617764||2016||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• No significant differences were found between groups of children across a range of long-term placements in relation to parent/carer attachments and self-concept.
• No significant differences were found between parent/carer perspectives of children's behaviour , but descriptive data indicated particular difficulties for foster carers and birth parents.
• Some significant difference was found between parent/carer perspectives of parenting stress across a range of long-term placements, and descriptive data indicated particular difficulties for foster carers and birth parents.
• Findings challenge the notion of adoption as the gold standard in long-term placements.
This paper presents findings from the third phase of a longitudinal study, entitled Care Pathways and Outcomes, which has been tracking the placements and measuring outcomes for a population of children (n = 374) who were under the age of five and in care in Northern Ireland on the 31st March 2000. It explores how a sub-sample of these children at age nine to 14 years old were getting on in the placements provided for them, in comparative terms across five placement types: adoption; foster care; kinship foster care (with relatives); on Residence Order; and living with birth parents. This specifically focused on the development of attachment and self-concept from the perspective of the children, and behavioural and emotional function, and parenting stress, from the perspective of parents and carers. Findings showed no significant placement effect from the perspective of children, and a statistically weak, but descriptively compelling, effect from the perspective of parents. The findings challenge the notion of adoption as the gold standard in long-term placements, specifically from the perspective of children in terms of their parent/carer attachments and self-concept, and highlight what appears to be the central importance of placement longevity for delivering positive longer-term outcomes for these children, irrespective of placement type.
Journal: Children and Youth Services Review - Volume 69, October 2016, Pages 56–66