Foster care
Foster care is a system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver referred to as a "foster parent". The placement of the child is usually...
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Infanticide (zoology)
In animals, infanticide involves the killing of young offspring by a mature animal of its own species, and is studied in zoology, specifically in the field of ethology. Ovicide is the analogous destru...
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Kin selection
Kin selection is the evolutionary strategy that favours the reproductive success of an organism's relatives, even at a cost to the organism's own survival and reproduction. Kin altruism is altruistic ...
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Indian Child Welfare Act
The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) ((Pub.L. 95–608, 92 Stat. 3069, enacted November 8, 1978), codified at 25 U.S.C. §§ 1901–1963.) is a Federal law that governs juris...
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Transitional age youth
Transitional age youth are young people between the ages of sixteen and twenty-four who are in transition from state custody or foster care and are at-risk. Once they turn 18 they can no longer recei...
North Carolina LINKS Program
North Carolina LINKS is a program of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services.The agency's website states that the name LINKS was chosen as a word that c...
Keeping Children and Families Safe Act
Keeping Children and Families Safe Act (2003) was an American federal legislation reauthorizing the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, the Adoption Opportunities Act, the Abandoned Infants Assi...
Dennis O'Neill case
Dennis O'Neill (3 March 1932 – 9 January 1945) was a 12-year-old Welsh boy whose death at the hands of his foster parents led to an enquiry into and overhaul of fostering provisions in the Unite...
Foster care in Canada
Foster children in Canada are known as permanent wards, (crown wards in Ontario). A ward is someone, in this case a child, placed under protection of a legal guardian and are the legal responsibility ...
Adoption and Safe Families Act
The Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA, Public Law 105-89) was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on November 19, 1997 after having been approved by the United States Congress earlier in the ...
Elevate (organization)
Elevate is a youth-driven foster care program that was started in the summer of 2005 in Des Moines, Iowa as a support group for foster and adopted youth. It is a program of Children & Families of ...
Foster Care Independence Act
The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (Pub.L. 106–169, 113 Stat. 1882, enacted December 14, 1999) aims to assist youth aging out of foster care in the United States in obtaining and ...
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Cinderella effect
In evolutionary psychology, the Cinderella effect is the alleged higher incidence of different forms of child-abuse and mistreatment by stepparents than by biological parents. It takes its name from ...
Aging out
Aging out is American popular culture vernacular used to describe anytime a youth leaves a formal system of care designed to provide services below a certain age level. There are a variety of applicat...
Deinstitutionalisation (orphanages and children's institutions)
Deinstitutionalisation is the process of reforming child care systems and closing down orphanages and children's institutions, finding new placements for children currently resident and setting up rep...
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Child Protective Services
Child Protective Services (CPS) is the name of a governmental agency in many states of the United States that responds to reports of child abuse or neglect. Some states use other names, often attempt...
Restricted foster home
Restricted foster homes refer to a child being placed in a foster home with a family member, neighbour, or close family friend instead of a standard foster home placement. Restricted foster homes are ...
National Foster Care Month
National Foster Care Month is observed in the United States during the month of May every year. It began with President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Since 1988, National Foster Care Month continues to be r...
Court Appointed Special Advocates
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national association in the United States that supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children in order to provide childr...
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Community-based care
Community-based care serves as a "bridge" between orphanage and settlement house. Adolescents are placed in a family in their community. The guardians will provide individual care and nurture in the...
Youthville
Originally founded in the early 1920s as an outreach of the United Methodist Church to be a residence for homeless and abandoned children, Youthville is a nonprofit child welfare agency in Kansas invo...