Instability in Foster Care (PDF - 85 KB)
Discusses the causes of child placement instability and the consequences for child well-being. Also addresses strategies for combating placement instability.
Does Formal Integration Between Child Welfare and Behavioral Health Agencies Result in Improved Placement Stability for Adolescents Engaged With Both Systems?
Wells & Chuang (2012)
Child Welfare, 91(1)
Assesses whether formal relationships between child welfare agencies and behavioral healthcare providers increase placement stability for adolescents. Overall, increasing joint training between the two agencies decreases both the number of moves and number of days out of home for adolescents in the foster care system.
Foster Care, Residential Care and Public Care Placement Patterns are Associated with Adult Life Trajectories: Population-Based Cohort Study
Dregan & Gulliford (2012)
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47(9)
Analyzes how type of placement, length of placement, age at admission to care, and number of placements affect adult psychosocial outcomes.
National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning
A collection of reports, curricula, and other resources relevant to placement stability.