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Message ID: 8868
Date: 2011-06-10

Author:Sarah Beatty

Subject:Children Who Foster

Dear Child Welfare Team, I am a social work doctoral student at the University of Toronto who is reviewing the literature on ?children who foster?, also known as ?foster parents? own children?, ?biological children?, "natural children", ?foster carers? children? and ?unknown soldiers of foster care?. I make this distinction, as this population often gets mistaken for ?foster children?. At the present time, I am interested in knowing everything and anything about this population. I have been reviewing this topic since 2006. Literature has named Ellis (1972) as the first researcher in this area, and I have been trying to follow the development of this research since this period. I have connected with a few researchers in this area all over the world. However, what I have noticed is that most of the literature is within the ?grey literature? or held at the agencies. Please get in touch with me, if? (a) you have any information (e.g., articles, brochures, flyers, videos) on children who foster (b)you have any historical developments on foster care linked to children who foster (c) your agency is providing (or has provided) any form of support to these children/ youth/ adults (e.g., support groups, trainings, networks) I will be presenting at a conference in July 2011 on this topic and I hope to have the most current literature, supports and resources available to present. Thanks kindly for your support! Kind Regards, Sarah -- Sarah L. Beatty, MSW., RSW., PhD Student Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work University of Toronto 246 Bloor Street West Toronto ON M5S 1V4 Email:sarah.beatty@utoronto.ca

Dear Child Welfare Team, I am a social work doctoral student at the University of Toronto who is reviewing the literature on ?children who foster?, also known as ?foster parents? own children?, ?biological children?, "natural children", ?foster carers? children? and ?unknown soldiers of foster care?. I make this distinction, as this population often gets mistaken for ?foster children?. At the present time, I am interested in knowing everything and anything about this population. I have been reviewing this topic since 2006. Literature has named Ellis (1972) as the first researcher in this area, and I have been trying to follow the development of this research since this period. I have connected with a few researchers in this area all over the world. However, what I have noticed is that most of the literature is within the ?grey literature? or held at the agencies. Please get in touch with me, if? (a) you have any information (e.g., articles, brochures, flyers, videos) on children who foster (b)you have any historical developments on foster care linked to children who foster (c) your agency is providing (or has provided) any form of support to these children/ youth/ adults (e.g., support groups, trainings, networks) I will be presenting at a conference in July 2011 on this topic and I hope to have the most current literature, supports and resources available to present. Thanks kindly for your support! Kind Regards, Sarah -- Sarah L. Beatty, MSW., RSW., PhD Student Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work University of Toronto 246 Bloor Street West Toronto ON M5S 1V4 Email:sarah.beattyutoronto.ca