Foster parent perceptions of placement breakdown

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Children and Youth Services Review, Voume 28, Issue 12, pp. 1497-1511

Survey data from 63 foster parents indicated that they would consider ending a placement if: (1) there was a danger to their families, (2) the foster child did not adapt to the home, (3) they could not handle the foster child’s behaviour, (4) their own health deteriorated, (5) the foster child had complex health needs, (6) there was a problem dealing with the foster agency, (7) there were several unsuccessful attempts to make the placement work (8) their personal circumstances changed; (9) there was a lack of external support.

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