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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Kinship care and Latino children: An analysis of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997
by Loera, Lorna Crystal, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 76; 1511364
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1511364
ISBN: 978-1-267-30878-8
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