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Message ID: 8874
Date: 2011-06-10

Author:D F MCMAHON

Subject:RE: Children Who Foster

I have an intuition here based on personal experiences and Ms. Beatty's "unknown soldiers" reference. I think she may be referring to older siblings who take in younger siblings, with little or no formal arrangements. I suppose "parentification" is a factor (in that "parentified" youth are most in a position to provide care for siblings)--on the other hand, I also think that "parentification"--in practice--is an often overblown and carelessly used term. Sheri McMahon ND ________________________________ Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 09:51:23 -0500 Subject: Re: Children Who Foster From: lois@thiessenlove.com To: child-maltreatment-research-l@list.cornell.edu Sarah - I'm sorry, I do not understand the definition of your population - would you please develop the definition with complete sentences rather than the listing - thanks. Lois Thiessen Love, MSW, PhD Manager, Quality Improvement and Evaluation UCAN (Uhlich Children's Advantage Network) 3737 North Mozart Ave Chicago, IL 60618 p: 773-290-5884 (ext 15884) f: 773-588-7762 On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 12:29 PM, Sarah Beatty > wrote: 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 -- Lois Finding a new poet is like finding a new wildflower out in the woods. ~ Linda Pastan

I have an intuition here based on personal experiences and Ms. Beatty's "unknown soldiers" reference. I think she may be referring to older siblings who take in younger siblings, with little or no formal arrangements. I suppose "parentification" is a factor (in that "parentified" youth are most in a position to provide care for siblings)--on the other hand, I also think that "parentification"--in practice--is an often overblown and carelessly used term. Sheri McMahon ND ________________________________ Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 09:51:23 -0500 Subject: Re: Children Who Foster From: loisthiessenlove.com To: child-maltreatment-research-llist.cornell.edu Sarah - I'm sorry, I do not understand the definition of your population - would you please develop the definition with complete sentences rather than the listing - thanks. Lois Thiessen Love, MSW, PhD Manager, Quality Improvement and Evaluation UCAN (Uhlich Children's Advantage Network) 3737 North Mozart Ave Chicago, IL 60618 p: 773-290-5884 (ext 15884) f: 773-588-7762 On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 12:29 PM, Sarah Beatty > wrote: 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 -- Lois Finding a new poet is like finding a new wildflower out in the woods. ~ Linda Pastan