Emotional needs of Aboriginal foster parents

Journal article
Canadian CW research
Authors

Brown, Jason D.
Ivanova, Viktoria
Mehta, Nisha
Skrodzki, Donna
Rodgers, Julie

Source
International Journal of Social Welfare, 24(1): 3-13
Abstract

"Aboriginal children are overrepresented in care. Aboriginal foster parents are underrepresented. There is a need to recruit and retain Aboriginal foster parents. In the study, Aboriginal foster parents were asked: “What do you need emotionally to be a good foster parent?” The results were analyzed using multidimensional scaling and cluster analysis, leading to eight concepts, including: awareness, contentment, self-assurance, appreciation, resolve, space, caring, and commitment to one's values. These results were compared with the existing foster parent literature. Similarities and differences were described."

ISBN / ISSN / DOI
10.1111/ijsw.12097
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