The impact of foster care on development

  title={The impact of foster care on development},
  author={Catherine Lawrence and Elizabeth A Carlson and Byron Egeland},
  journal={Development and Psychopathology},
  pages={57 - 76}
Foster care is a protective intervention designed to provide out of home placement to children living in at-risk home environments. This study employs prospective longitudinal data (N = 189) to investigate the effects of foster care on the development of child behavior and psychological functioning taking into account baseline adaptation prior to placement and socioeconomic status at the time of placement. Comparisons were made among three groups: children who experienced foster care, those who… 

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