Adult functioning of children who lived in kin versus nonrelative family foster homes.

@article{Benedict1996AdultFO,
  title={Adult functioning of children who lived in kin versus nonrelative family foster homes.},
  author={Mary I. Benedict and Susan J. Zuravin and Rebecca Y Stallings},
  journal={Child welfare},
  year={1996},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={529-49}
}
The study reported here explored associations between the type of placement in out-of-home care (kinship versus nonrelative) and selected outcomes in adulthood. Interviews were conducted with 214 children formerly in care (40% kinship placed), who reported on parameters of their current functioning, including education and employment, physical and mental health, stresses and supports, and risk-taking behaviors. Although the social services records reported significant differences in functioning… CONTINUE READING

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