Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal: 'Predicting permanency intentions among kinship caregivers'.

Author:Denby, Ramona W.
Position:Reprint - Brief article
 
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This study examines 830 kinship caregivers' experiences and their perceptions of the 1,339 children in their care in order to predict permanency intent. Permanency intent is a caregiver's expressed intent to adopt the child in his or her care or to provide permanent, legal guardianship. The results of this study reveal that most caregivers' permanency choice is guardianship and not adoption. However, binary logistic regression results uncovered six factors--thorough explanation of case plans, decreases in caregiver...

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