This study examined the parenting provided by kinship caregivers to children 10 years old or younger who have been involved in investigations of child maltreatment.
Kinship caregivers, compared with other foster caregivers, were older and had fewer years of education. Kinship caregivers were less likely to be currently married and more likely to be living below the federal poverty level.
Report Title: National Survey on Child and Adolescent Well-being (NSCAW) Research Brief 15: Kinship Caregivers in the Child Welfare System http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/abuse_neglect/nscaw/reports/kinship_caregivers/rb_15_2col.pdf
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Mary Webb, 202-205-8628
Performer: Research Triangle Institute
Record ID: 9715 (Report completed July 15, 2010)