Resources on the mental health concerns of siblings in out-of-home care.
Separation From Siblings: Associations With Placement Adaptation and Outcomes Among Adolescents in Long-Term Foster Care
Children and Youth Services Review, 27, 2005
Results of a 5-year University of Chicago study on reasons siblings are separated in out-of-home care.
Sibling Bonds and Separations (PDF - 77 KB)
The Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc. (2002)
Examines the challenges facing children with siblings in foster and adoptive placements and how to help children cope with separation from siblings.
|Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption|
|Series Title:||Bulletins for Professionals|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2013 - 21 pages|
|Explores research, intervention strategies, and resources to assist professionals in preserving connections among siblings when one or more are adopted or in foster care. The importance of the sibling bond is supported by Federal legislation and child welfare best practices that emphasize keeping siblings together whenever possible. Ways to maintain the sibling connections when brothers and sisters are living in different homes are also discussed.|
Siblings in Out-of-Home Care: An Overview (PDF - 134 KB)
Casey Family Programs National Center for Resource Family Support (2003)
Describes the background of a Casey Family Programs project that examines the experiences of children in care who are separated from siblings.
Siblings: Critical Life-Long Connections
National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (2006)
Audio presentations and handouts from a webcast aired on May 10, 2006.
Out-of-Home care: Casework practice in out-of-home care - Casework practice with children and youth in out-of-home care - Sibling groups
Achieving & maintaining permanency: Adoption from foster care - Children waiting for adoption: Adopting sibling groups
Adoption: Parenting after adoption – Siblings and adoption from foster care