Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 199–211 | Cite as

Characteristics of children and their families at entry into foster care

  • Daphna Oyserman
  • Rami Benbenishty
  • Dalia Ben-Rabi
Articles

Abstract

This study provides an overview of children, their families, and their circumstances at the time that the child entered foster care in Israel. Data regarding a representative sample of 800 children were collected as part of the ongoing operation of a clinical information system set up for Israel's foster care service in 1988. Implications of our findings for interventions are discussed.

Key words

Children in foster care child welfare child assessment 

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daphna Oyserman
    • 2
  • Rami Benbenishty
    • 1
  • Dalia Ben-Rabi
    • 1
  1. 1.Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Merrill-Palmer InstituteDetroit

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