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Predictors of short-term reunification in South Australian substitute care

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This study examines the factors that contribute to short-term reunification for 235 children placed in South Australian substitute care from 1998 to 1999. Proportional hazard analyses showed that non-Aboriginal children and those placed because of parental incapacity were significantly more likely to go home, whereas neglected and Aboriginal children were significantly less likely to go home. A detailed profile analysis highlighted the specific case characteristics or changes thought to have contributed to reunification in each case. © 2003 Child Welfare League of America.

Publication Date


  • 2003

Citation


  • Delfabbro, P., Barber, J., & Cooper, L. (2003). Predictors of short-term reunification in South Australian substitute care. Child Welfare, 82(1), 27-51.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0037636629

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 27

End Page


  • 51

Volume


  • 82

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • This study examines the factors that contribute to short-term reunification for 235 children placed in South Australian substitute care from 1998 to 1999. Proportional hazard analyses showed that non-Aboriginal children and those placed because of parental incapacity were significantly more likely to go home, whereas neglected and Aboriginal children were significantly less likely to go home. A detailed profile analysis highlighted the specific case characteristics or changes thought to have contributed to reunification in each case. © 2003 Child Welfare League of America.

Publication Date


  • 2003

Citation


  • Delfabbro, P., Barber, J., & Cooper, L. (2003). Predictors of short-term reunification in South Australian substitute care. Child Welfare, 82(1), 27-51.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0037636629

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 27

End Page


  • 51

Volume


  • 82

Issue


  • 1