Emotional availability : foster caregiving experiencies
The purpose of the study was to investigate if the emotional availability of caregivers is explanatory for successful adolescent foster care placement--from initial placement of an adolescent to age eighteen or emancipation from foster care, as mandated by the state of Colorado. Emotional availability of foster caregivers and the phenomenon's impact are critical when anticipating placement of an adolescent in a foster caregiving environment. An adolescent anticipates, desires, and needs a safe and enduring foster placement. The emotional impact affects the adolescent as well as the caregiver ...