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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 6/2009

01-12-2009 | Original Paper

Confidence to Foster Across Cultures: Caregiver Perspectives

Auteurs: Jason D. Brown, Jennifer Sintzel, David St. Arnault, Natalie George

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 6/2009

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Abstract

It is important to understand how cultural values, beliefs and traditions of foster parents are related to placement success because a substantial proportion of children in care come from culturally diverse backgrounds. In the present study participants were asked about resources they saw as necessary to improve their confidence fostering children from culturally diverse backgrounds. Sixty-one foster parents from a central Canadian province participated in a telephone interview that included the question: “what would help you feel more confident about fostering children with different values, beliefs and traditions?” A total of 35 unique responses were obtained and grouped together by 13 foster parents. Multidimensional scaling and cluster analysis were used to analyze the grouping data. Foster parents described six themes: understanding different cultures, training, self awareness, agency support, open discussion and community services. There were several similarities and differences between the perspectives of foster parents interviewed and the literature. Implications for future research are discussed.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Confidence to Foster Across Cultures: Caregiver Perspectives
Auteurs
Jason D. Brown
Jennifer Sintzel
David St. Arnault
Natalie George
Publicatiedatum
01-12-2009
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 6/2009
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-009-9264-z

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