• September 2017
  • Vol. 18, No. 6

Spotlight on Kinship Care

Read about new kinship care guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics that highlight how doctors can take a more active role in promoting safety and well-being in kinship care families, the positive effects of kinship care on youth, a pilot study on a training program for strengthening the bonds between young children and their kinship caregivers, and additional information regarding kinship care and the child welfare system.

  • New Kinship Care Guidelines From the American Academy of Pediatrics
    As an increasing number of grandparents and other family relatives care for children in formal or informal care arrangements, pediatricians can help by better understanding the unique needs of...

  • Study Examines Educational Outcomes of Youth in Kinship and Foster Care
    Children in kinship and foster care have historically lagged behind their peers in educational outcomes. A recent literature review explores the educational risk and protective factors associated...

  • Kinship Involvement Linked to Better Psychological Adjustment for Youth
    Youth in foster care have fewer psychological adjustment issues and negative behaviors when extended and noncustodial family members are involved in their lives, according to a recent study. ...

  • Study Shows Effectiveness of Parenting Skills Training for Kinship Caregivers
    A pilot study has shown promising results for the feasibility and usefulness of a training program for strengthening the bonds between young children and their kinship caregivers. The program...

  • New Research on the Characteristics, Needs of Kinship Adoptive Families
    A literature review article in a recent issue of the journal Adoption Quarterly focuses on the latest research on placement decisions and outcomes for children adopted by relatives. The article,...