Kinship care, foster care or foster-to-adopt: which setting is better in terms of stability and permanence for very young children?

Geneviève Pagé, Researcher, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada  Janick Allyson, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada  Sonia Hélie, Researcher, CIUSSS-Centre-sud-de-l’Ile-de-Montréal, Canada  Tonino Esposito, Researcher, Université de Montréal, Canada  When a child aged 0 to 2 years old is placed in out-of-home care in Québec, the Youth Protection Act requires that a permanency plan be put into place within 12 months. Permanency plans include: reunification, long-term care, guardianship, and adoption. […]

Concept mapping the needs of grandmothers who take care of their of their grandchildren in formal foster care

Frank Van Holen, Researcher, Pleegzorg Vlaams-Brabant en Brussel ,Belgium  Julie Van Loock,  Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium  Johan Vanderfaeillie, Researcher Vrije Universiteit Brussel ,Belgium   The purpose of this study was to describe the support needs of grandparents who take care of their grandchildren in formal foster care, as perceived by themselves. One hundred and twenty five grandmothers were asked to describe their needs in response of the […]