The impact of parental substance abuse on the stability of family reunifications from foster care.

Author:Davies, Miranda
Position:Fostering - Brief article
 
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BROOK Jody and MCDONALD Tom

'The impact of parental substance abuse on the stability of family reunifications from foster care'

Children and Youth Services Review 31:2, February 2009, pp 193-198, USA Alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse by caretakers is frequently cited as a precipitating reason for the entry of children into foster care; however, little research has been done to examine the impact of alcohol and other drugs on the stability of family reunification. This study examined the likelihood of reentry into foster care following reunification for children whose primary caretakers were stratified into groups based on the type of substance abuse cited as a primary reason for the initial removal: those with alcohol only...

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