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Higher Education for Care Leavers without Family Support

Characteristics of children and their families at entry into foster care

Oyserman, D., Benbenishty, R., & Ben-Rabbi, D. (1992). Characteristics of children and their families at entry into foster care. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 22(3), 199-211.

This study provides an overview of children, their families, and their circumstances at the time that the child entered foster care in Israel. Data regarding a representative sample of 800 children were collected as part of the ongoing operation of a clinical information system set up for Israel's foster care service in 1988. Implications of our findings for interventions are discussed.

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children in foster care

child welfare

child assessment