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Terry Shaw Published in Journal of Public Child Welfare

Associate Professor Terry V. Shaw, PhD, has new foster care research published in the Journal of Public Child Welfare.


The article followed an an entry cohort of 4,101 children who entered care between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2016 and left care to reunification within 2 years of entry were administratively followed for 18 months post-reunification to examine whether they would experience another entry into the foster care system (n = 806; 19.7%). Trial home visits were found to be protective, but there was a moderating effect of family size (siblings in care); for children without siblings in care, a trial home visit reduced the odds of reentries (OR = 0.43). Trial home visits need to be examined more completely to understand their protective role in maintaining children and families in their homes post-permanency.


Shaw, T.V. (2020). Trial home visits and foster care reentry. Journal of Public Child Welfare, DOI: 10.1080/15548732.2020.1854920

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