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Message ID: 8852
Date: 2011-04-09

Author:Leah Faw

Subject:2 foster care questions (kin placement and generational effects)

Dear CMRL Members, I am a first year PhD student at the UC Berkeley school of education, currently enrolled in two different courses for which I'm researching foster care and the policy implications of certain types of outcomes. I'm hoping list members can point me to sources, studies, or data that would inform my research. My two projects, in brief: 1. I'm looking at differing K12 school outcomes for kinship versus non-kin home placement. There are good data that suggest that foster kids struggle with school before and after placement. Are similar (negative) educational outcomes observed when children are placed with kin, as opposed to non-kin families? 2. Does being a foster child increase or decrease an individual's chance of being a parent of a fostered child? Research I've found suggests that foster children are themselves at a much higher risk for the types of behavior and problems that might lead to their children requiring foster placement. Are there good data or studies that bear this out? In both cases, I'm trying to determine how policy effects outcomes and could be better deployed to improve outcomes. Thank you very much for your assistance. Best, Leah Faw PhD Student Policy, Organizations, Measurement, and Evaluation (POME) UC Berkeley, School of Education leah.faw@berkeley.edu 415.272.1638

Dear CMRL Members, I am a first year PhD student at the UC Berkeley school of education, currently enrolled in two different courses for which I'm researching foster care and the policy implications of certain types of outcomes. I'm hoping list members can point me to sources, studies, or data that would inform my research. My two projects, in brief: 1. I'm looking at differing K12 school outcomes for kinship versus non-kin home placement. There are good data that suggest that foster kids struggle with school before and after placement. Are similar (negative) educational outcomes observed when children are placed with kin, as opposed to non-kin families? 2. Does being a foster child increase or decrease an individual's chance of being a parent of a fostered child? Research I've found suggests that foster children are themselves at a much higher risk for the types of behavior and problems that might lead to their children requiring foster placement. Are there good data or studies that bear this out? In both cases, I'm trying to determine how policy effects outcomes and could be better deployed to improve outcomes. Thank you very much for your assistance. Best, Leah Faw PhD Student Policy, Organizations, Measurement, and Evaluation (POME) UC Berkeley, School of Education leah.fawberkeley.edu 415.272.1638