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Abstract

In 2016, approximately 421,000 children were in out- of- home foster care. Thirty-five percent of these children experienced two or more placement changes. Recidivism (the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend) for youth in out-of-home placement is four times higher than children who have never been involved with the child welfare system. Since this is an at risk population, this research is important for understanding, preventing and intervening to decrease recidivism as adults.

Presentation Date

2019

Faculty Advisor

Craig Waleed, EdD

Event

McNair Summer Research Conference

Keywords

McNair Summer 2019

The Hidden Impact of Out-of-Home Foster Care

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