Providing Kinship Care to Black Youth
Implications for Social Work
Kinship care is a viable option for African American youth who need foster placement. Of the approximately 430,000 children who live in foster care in the United States, slightly more than 100,000 of those children are Black. This paper explores factors and issues impacting Black children living in foster care with the aim of providing practical guidance for social work practitioners and educators that will result in more positive outcomes for these youth. To facilitate practical application of the content in this article, a case study will be provided.
Copyright (c) 2021 Sharon E. Moore, Dr. Brittany J. Nwachuku, Dr. Bonnie Young Laing, Dr. Emma Maria Sterrett-Hong , Dr. Gwendolyn Perry-Burney
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