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dc.contributor.advisorKelly, Michael Josepheng
dc.contributor.authorJacobs-Kenner, Jerrieeng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on July 27, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.description.abstractThis exploratory study systematically identified and analyzed a comprehensive list of 53 primary reasons children experienced alternative care placement changes in Missouri's child welfare system. Case managers employed by Missouri.s public child welfare agency and by private agencies contracted to provide case management services completed web-based surveys on 844 changes of placements that occurred in May and June of 2007. In addition to identifying primary placement reasons, case managers reported whether each placement move was in the child's written case plan for permanency and if the move was in the child's best interest. Primary placement changes that occurred for system or policy related reasons made up 38.7% of all moves. Foster or adoptive family reasons were identified for 21.4% of the total moves. Child related reasons were identified for 35.2% of all moves; and biological family reasons were identified for 4.8% of placement changes. Chi-square tests for association found that the geographical region of case management and the age of the children involved were statistically, significantly related to the reasons placement changes occur. Gender and race of the children involved in the placement changes were not found to be related to placement reasons.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb7058378xeng
dc.identifier.oclc427897326eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5509eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5509
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshFoster home careeng
dc.subject.lcshChild careeng
dc.subject.lcshPublic welfareeng
dc.titleAnalysis of alternative care placement changes as provided by case managerseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial work (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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