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is an introduction to some of the resources that may be helpful in your
research. We’d be happy to assist
you with additional materials available at the State Library.
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The Department of Children and Families administers foster care in
The State Library has extensive resources available in paper, microform and/or online formats. For a listing of those resources related to foster care, search our online catalog using the following subject :
Full-text of the following sampling of publications is available through our online catalog :
Foster and Adoptive Parents' Rights, by Susan Price, Office of Legislative Research, 2007.
Questions About Foster Care and Adoption, by Susan Price, Office of Legislative Research, 2006.
Trends in Foster Care and Department of Children and Families Responsibilities Toward Birth Families, by Saul Spigel, Office of Legislative Research, 2004.
Foster Care Parents and Payments, by Saul Spigel, Office of Legislative Research, 2001.
Adoption of Children in Foster Care: Creating Permanent Homes, The
ConnecticutCommission on Children and the Law Revision Commission, 1999? Also available in paper and/or microform format. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc CH55ch adch crpr] Connecticut
These publications are a sampling of those available in paper and/or microform format at the State Library :
Children and Youth in Adoption, Orphanages and Foster Care, ed. by Lori Askeland, 2006. [CSL Call Number GIRS Ref HV875.55 .C45 2006] Table of Contents available online.
Child Welfare for the Twenty-first Century, a Handbook of Practices, Policies and Programs, edited by Gerald P. Mallon and Peg McCartt Hess.
Press, 2005. Columbia University
[CSL Call Number HV741 .C45 2005]
The Future of the Family, ed. by Daniel P. Moynihan, Timothy M. Smeeding, and Lee Rainwater. Russell Sage Foundation, 2004. [CSL Call Number HQ536 .F98 2004]
Homes for Connecticut’s Children in Foster Care: Report for the Connecticut Commission on Children, by Cora Y. Chua. The Commission, 1999.
[CSL Call Number ConnDoc Ch55ch hoco]
Use your public or State Library card barcode to access
where you’ll find full text journal and newspaper articles, and an entire
section devoted to Health and Wellness research.
Adoption and Foster Care : Statistics and Recent Legislation, by Susan Price, Office of Legislative Research, 2006.
Foster care expenditures, by
Susan Price, Office of Legislative Research, 2006.
A summary of how much foster care costs the state and other related data provided by the Department of Children and Families.
Extensive data on foster care on a national level, including number of children, ages, gender, length of stay, etc.
Home Annual Report and
Homes Statistical Reports issued by the Connecticut Dept. of Children
SAFE Homes are established by the Dept. of Children and Families as short-term group homes. They are not private home foster care facilities. The statistics reflect the number of children cared for, length of stay, age, placement at end of care, etc.
Children and Families, United States Dept. of Health and Human Services.
The Administration is responsible for federal programs to promote economic and social well-being of families. Site features frequently asked questions about foster care, research reports and data.
Child Welfare League of America
The League's purpose is to assist abused and neglected children and their families. The site offers results of research data, publications, advocacy opportunities, and descriptions of their many programs.
Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents, Inc.
Provides training, conferences, support and publications for foster families.
Connecticut Commission on Children
The Commission’s goal is to promote public policies in the best interests of children, including the areas of health, prevention, education, and literacy.
Prepared by the Government Information and Reference Services Unit, page revised 4/2009.