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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/302079
Title:
The outcomes of late permanent placements: the adolescent years
Authors:
Dance, Cherilyn; Rushton, Alan
Abstract:
Using interview and questionnaire data based on a sample of 133 late-placed adoption and permanent foster care placements, Alan Rushton and Cherilyn Dance report on the outcomes of their prospective study as the children arrive at their teenage years (range 11-16). After a year, the young people remained with their new families in 92 per cent of cases and six years later 71 per cent of families were still together, a rate which is largely consistent with similar research samples. The disruptions took place at all points, but on average occurred at 34 months after placement. The reasons for placement endings were examined and differences between the disrupted and the 'continuing but unhappy' placements were explored. In the continuing placements, the parents' views of their experiences fell into three groups: the happy throughout, the happy now but not always so, and the largely negative responses. Most of the parents in the latter group were still being severely tested by developmental and behavioural problems, including aggression, destructiveness and over-activity.
Affiliation:
King's College London
Citation:
Rushton, A., & Dance, C. (2004) 'The outcomes of late permanent placements: the adolescent years' Adoption & Fostering Journal, 28(1), 49-58.
Publisher:
British Association for Adoption and Fostering
Journal:
Adoption & Fostering Journal
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/302079
Additional Links:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/baaf/afj/2004/00000028/00000001/art00007
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0308-5759
Appears in Collections:
The Centre for Young People, Poverty and Social Disadvantage

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDance, Cherilynen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRushton, Alanen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-23T11:26:55Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-23T11:26:55Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationRushton, A., & Dance, C. (2004) 'The outcomes of late permanent placements: the adolescent years' Adoption & Fostering Journal, 28(1), 49-58.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0308-5759-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/302079-
dc.description.abstractUsing interview and questionnaire data based on a sample of 133 late-placed adoption and permanent foster care placements, Alan Rushton and Cherilyn Dance report on the outcomes of their prospective study as the children arrive at their teenage years (range 11-16). After a year, the young people remained with their new families in 92 per cent of cases and six years later 71 per cent of families were still together, a rate which is largely consistent with similar research samples. The disruptions took place at all points, but on average occurred at 34 months after placement. The reasons for placement endings were examined and differences between the disrupted and the 'continuing but unhappy' placements were explored. In the continuing placements, the parents' views of their experiences fell into three groups: the happy throughout, the happy now but not always so, and the largely negative responses. Most of the parents in the latter group were still being severely tested by developmental and behavioural problems, including aggression, destructiveness and over-activity.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Association for Adoption and Fosteringen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/baaf/afj/2004/00000028/00000001/art00007en_GB
dc.subjectadoptionen_GB
dc.subjectadoption outcomesen_GB
dc.subjectdisruptionen_GB
dc.subjectlongitudinal studyen_GB
dc.subjectpermanent placementen_GB
dc.titleThe outcomes of late permanent placements: the adolescent yearsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKing's College Londonen_GB
dc.identifier.journalAdoption & Fostering Journalen_GB
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