This section includes reports on the effectiveness of training programs and materials for foster/adoption/kinship training.
Adoption Awareness: Evaluation of a National Level Training Program for Pregnancy Counselors
Children and Youth Research Services (2005)
Discusses the activities and outcomes of a federally funded project to train health system personnel to discuss adoption with pregnant clients on an equal level with parenting and abortion.
A Comparative Evaluation of Preservice Training of Kinship and Nonkinship Foster/Adoptive Families
Child Welfare, 86(1), 2007
Presents results of a 2003 evaluation of the Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE preservice training and resource family development program conducted in Idaho.
The Development of Parenting Skills in Foster Parent Training
Puddy & Jackson
Children and Youth Services Review, 25(12), 2003
Examines the effectiveness of the model approach to partnerships in parenting and group selection and participation of foster and/or adoptive families training programs for teaching parenting skills.
Effects of a Foster Parent Training Intervention on Placement Changes of Children in Foster Care
Price, Chamberlain, Landsverk, Reid, Leve, & Laurent
Child Maltreatment, 13(1), 2008
Examines the impact of foster parent training and support intervention on placement changes and determines whether the intervention reduces placement disruption risks associated with children's placement histories.
Foster Parent Training: What the CFS Reviews Do and Don't Tell Us (PDF - 1,308 KB)
Youth Law News, 24(2), 2003
Reviews findings from a study on training foster care providers across States.
Informal Kinship Care in Minnesota: A Pilot Study: Title IV-E Curriculum Module
University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
Contains discussion questions, selected references, additional resources, suggested guest speakers, and a PowerPoint presentation.
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