Assessing quality of care in kinship and foster family care
- Author(s): Berrick, JD
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.2307/585125
This study includes a sample of 29 kin and 33 non-kin foster parents who participated in an in-home interview to assess quality of care. On a number of measures relating to the home environment, non-kin homes were rated as more safe. Family relations between children and their caregivers were similar for kin and non-kin. Trends in the data point to the need for further research; changes in policy and practice that might strengthen the resources currently available to dependent children are also suggested.