PhD Candidate Emily Goering and Associate Professor Terry Shaw have an article published in Child Abuse and Neglect

June 20, 2017

Emily Smith Goering and Terry Shaw published the article: Foster Care Reentry: A survival analysis assessing differences across permanency types in Child Abuse and Neglect. This study examined the odds of reentry across multiple common permanency types for a cohort of 8107 children who achieved permanency between 2009 and 2013. Overall, 14% of children reentered care within 18-months with an average time to reentry of 6.36 months. A Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was used to assess differences in reentry across permanency types (including reunification, relative guardianship and non-relative guardianship). Children who achieved guardianship with kin had the lowest odds of reentry overall, followed by guardianship with non-kin, and reunification with family of origin. Children reunifying against the recommendations of Children and Family Services had the highest odds of reentry.

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