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Interventions in foster and kinship care: A systematic review

Kinsey, Debbie; Schlösser, Annette


Debbie Kinsey


Foster care is a complex setting in which to provide therapeutic interventions due to the high rates of difficulty, poor outcomes and high numbers of professionals and carers involved. This systematic review aims to examine interventions that have been empirically assessed in foster care. Thirty papers describing 20 interventions were included. It was found that there was good support for wraparound services and relational interventions, but little support for widely used carer training programmes. A need was identified to further research and implement wraparound services within the UK, and to empirically test interventions which may be efficacious with a foster care population.


Kinsey, D., & Schlösser, A. (2013). Interventions in foster and kinship care: A systematic review. Clinical child psychology and psychiatry, 18(3), 429-463. doi:10.1177/1359104512458204

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 11, 2012
Online Publication Date Oct 11, 2012
Publication Date Jul 1, 2013
Deposit Date May 11, 2018
Journal Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Print ISSN 1359-1045
Electronic ISSN 1461-7021
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 18
Issue 3
Pages 429-463
Keywords Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health; Clinical Psychology; Psychiatry and Mental health; General Medicine
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