Gender and Foster Care Disruptions: An Exploratory Study

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Harper Johnson
Ajanette Wells


By Harper Johnson , Social Work

Advisor: Ajanette Wells

Awards: Project Advisor Award: Excellence in Research Mentoring

Presentation ID: 84

Abstract: Being disrupted from a biological family into a foster home can be traumatic for children. Disrupting from the foster home can add stress and trauma to an already stressful situation. But why do children disrupt from foster homes? What factors come into play? This proposal specifically seeks out information on how gender may play a role in disruption from foster care. Looking at data from Focus on Youth foster care and behavioral health agency, this study seeks to understand the correlation between gender and foster care disruptions.

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Category: Social (In)Justice