Characteristics of children and their families at entry into foster care

Daphna Oyserman, Rami Benbenishty, Dalia Ben-Rabi

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This study provides an overview of children, their families, and their circumstances at the time that the child entered foster care in Israel. Data regarding a representative sample of 800 children were collected as part of the ongoing operation of a clinical information system set up for Israel's foster care service in 1988. Implications of our findings for interventions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-211
Number of pages13
JournalChild Psychiatry and Human Development
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Children in foster care
  • child assessment
  • child welfare


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