The purpose of this project was to conduct an analysis of the Adoption and Safe Families Act (AFSA) of 1997, a federal policy enacted with the goals of promoting permanency for children in foster care. Specifically, this analysis focuses on the impact of AFSA on kinship care among Latino children in foster care. David Gil's (1992) framework was used to analyze the policy and primary and secondary data sources were used to complete the policy analysis. The analysis explored the policy's goals and objectives, implications for child welfare practice, and ultimate effects on individuals and organizations impacted by the policy.
This analysis found that while more foster youth have been placed into kinship care as a result of AFSA, permanency continues to be difficult to achieve. With the growing numbers of Latino children entering the child welfare system, more research is needed on the impact of AFSA on Latino children in foster care.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
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