Speech Kinship Care: An Unmet Challenge for the Greater D.C. Area
Urban Institute, Jennifer Ehrle Macomber
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In this edition we talk about kinship care in the Washington area. Kinship care being the practice of relocating abused and neglected children with relatives rather than to a foster care situation that may involve living with strangers. In the District alone, some two-thirds of the children in foster care are in the care of relatives in Virginia and Maryland. That seems to be a staggering number. And in this region, it would appear everybody is dealing with the issue of kinship care somewhat differently.
Research Areas Families Children and youth
Tags Family and household data Child welfare