Placement disruption and negative placement outcomes among adolescents in long-term foster care: the role of behavior problems.

@article{Leathers2006PlacementDA,
  title={Placement disruption and negative placement outcomes among adolescents in long-term foster care: the role of behavior problems.},
  author={Sonya J. Leathers},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={307-24}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined risk of placement disruption and negative placement outcomes (e.g., residential treatment and incarceration) among adolescents placed in traditional family foster care for a year or longer. A foster parent's report of externalizing behavior problems was expected to be a stronger predictor of disruption and negative outcomes than a caseworker's report. Additionally, the association between behavior problems and placement disruption was expected to be mediated by the… CONTINUE READING

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