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Sibling issues in foster care and adoption from childwelfare.gov

Sibling issues in foster care and adoption from childwelfare.gov – http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/siblingissues/siblingissues.pdf

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What are some non-typical types of sibling relationships?
  • What are some typical caseworker attitudes towards placing siblings together?
  • How does the rate of sibling incest compare to the rate of parent-child incest?
  • What are ways to encourage sibling ties when they cannot be placed together?

Description:

Fifteen page publication covering the following topics:

  • Defining a sibling relationship
  • The importance of siblings
  • Sibling relationships in abusive or neglectful families
  • Benefits of placing siblings together
  • Barriers to placing siblings together
  • Policies and practices for keeping siblings together
  • When siblings cannot live together
  • Maintaining ties between separated siblings
  • Sibling issues within the foster or adoptive family
  • Resources for promoting intact placement of sibling groups

This publication could be helpful in planning out family relationships.

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