Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp 541–554 | Cite as

Keeping in touch: Ecological factors related to foster care visitation

  • Daphna Oyserman
  • Rami Benbenishty
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Abstract

Visitation, assumed to be important for children in foster care, has not been studied in sufficent detail. In the present study, patterns and characteristics of home and foster family visitation and telephone contact are described in a national sample of children in foster care in Israel (n=590). Relations between child, biological and foster family characteristics are explored by type of contact and foster placement. Parent-child contact is most strongly related to foster family characteristics and relations with the biological family. Patterns differ for relative and nonrelative foster families.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daphna Oyserman
    • 1
  • Rami Benbenishty
    • 1
  1. 1.Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Merrill-Palmer InstituteWayne State UniversityDetroit

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