Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 123–135 | Cite as

Identity development and self-esteem of young adolescents in foster care

  • Sakinah N. Salahu-Din
  • Stephan R. Bollman


For adolescents in foster care progress towards achieving the developmental tasks of adolescence may be more challenging because of the additional stress of being separated from their birth families. Examined in this study is the influence of identification with birth family on the ability of 116 youth in foster care, in a midwestern state, to develop a self-identity and positive self-esteem.


Social Psychology Foster Care Identity Development Young Adolescent Additional Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sakinah N. Salahu-Din
    • 1
  • Stephan R. Bollman
    • 2
  1. 1.Social WorkSaint Joseph CollegeWest Hartford
  2. 2.Human Development and Family StudiesKansas State UniversityManhattan

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