Parental Visiting and Family Reunification: Could Inclusive Practice Make a Difference?

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  • Author(s): Leathers, Sonya J.
  • Source:
    Child Welfare. Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p595-616. 22p. 4 Charts.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      This study examines whether inclusive practice, or parental involvement in foster children's lives while in placement, is correlated with more frequent visiting and a greater likelihood of reunification. This hypothesis was tested among a random sample of 230 twelve- and thirteen-year-olds placed in traditional family foster care. Results suggest that mothers who visit their child and are involved in case reviews and child care activities visit more frequently than mothers who visit in settings such as agency offices and have no other types of involvement. In addition, visiting frequency is highly predictive of reunification. These associations were not explained by maternal substance abuse, mental illness, or the child's placement history. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      6562
    • ISSN:
      0009-4021
    • Accession Number:
      6907358
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LEATHERS, S. J. Parental Visiting and Family Reunification: Could Inclusive Practice Make a Difference? Child Welfare, [s. l.], v. 81, n. 4, p. 595–616, 2002. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=6907358. Acesso em: 4 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Leathers SJ. Parental Visiting and Family Reunification: Could Inclusive Practice Make a Difference? Child Welfare. 2002;81(4):595-616. Accessed December 4, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=6907358
    • APA:
      Leathers, S. J. (2002). Parental Visiting and Family Reunification: Could Inclusive Practice Make a Difference? Child Welfare, 81(4), 595–616.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Leathers, Sonya J. 2002. “Parental Visiting and Family Reunification: Could Inclusive Practice Make a Difference?” Child Welfare 81 (4): 595–616. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=6907358.
    • Harvard:
      Leathers, S. J. (2002) ‘Parental Visiting and Family Reunification: Could Inclusive Practice Make a Difference?’, Child Welfare, 81(4), pp. 595–616. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=6907358 (Accessed: 4 December 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Leathers, SJ 2002, ‘Parental Visiting and Family Reunification: Could Inclusive Practice Make a Difference?’, Child Welfare, vol. 81, no. 4, pp. 595–616, viewed 4 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Leathers, Sonya J. “Parental Visiting and Family Reunification: Could Inclusive Practice Make a Difference?” Child Welfare, vol. 81, no. 4, July 2002, pp. 595–616. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=6907358.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Leathers, Sonya J. “Parental Visiting and Family Reunification: Could Inclusive Practice Make a Difference?” Child Welfare 81, no. 4 (July 2002): 595–616. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=6907358.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Leathers SJ. Parental Visiting and Family Reunification: Could Inclusive Practice Make a Difference? Child Welfare [Internet]. 2002 Jul [cited 2020 Dec 4];81(4):595–616. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=6907358