Kinship Care: Prevalence, Benefits, Challenges

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Kinship Care: Prevalence, Benefits, Challenges

April 26, 2001

Abstract

Kinship care is not a new idea. It has meant a member of the family or a family friend taking the kids when things got rough, or someone maybe from the church stepping in to provide a stable environment for an abused child. But now the federal and state governments are becoming more involvedfor better or worsein kinship care, and it's raising all kinds of questions. Joining Kojo is Rob Geen, a senior researcher with the Urban Institute.

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