Exploring foster and adoptive parent stressors and resources: a mixed method study
At any given time over half a million children are in foster care and over 50,000 of these children are adopted each year in the United States. The majority of these children have been exposed to trauma. Parents may not have the resources needed to effectively parent their foster/adoptive children and the experience of parenting a child with a significant trauma history may be stressful. In the current study, we conducted 8 focus groups with 25 foster and adoptive families to learn more about the relationship between child behavior and parenting stress and whether resources moderate this ...
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