Pregnant Teens in Foster Care: Concepts, Issues, and Challenges in Conducting Research on Vulnerable Populations

Lisa D. Lieberman, Linda Lausell Bryant, Keneca Boyce, Patricia Beresford

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    Abstract

    Teens in foster care give birth at over twice the rate of other teens. Unique challenges exist for these vulnerable teens and babies, yet research on such populations, particularly within the systems that serve them, is limited. A demonstration project at Inwood House, a residential foster care agency in New York City, from 2000 to 2005, at the same time that the Administration for Children's Services was exploring policy and practice changes for this population, is described. Research design and implementation issues, descriptive data, and experiences provide lessons for improving the evidence base to meet the needs of pregnant teens in care.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)143-163
    Number of pages21
    JournalJournal of Public Child Welfare
    Volume8
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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    Keywords

    • child welfare
    • foster care
    • organizations/systems
    • pregnant teens

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Developmental and Educational Psychology
    • Sociology and Political Science

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    Pregnant Teens in Foster Care : Concepts, Issues, and Challenges in Conducting Research on Vulnerable Populations. / Lieberman, Lisa D.; Lausell Bryant, Linda; Boyce, Keneca; Beresford, Patricia.

    In: Journal of Public Child Welfare, Vol. 8, No. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 143-163.

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    Lieberman, Lisa D. ; Lausell Bryant, Linda ; Boyce, Keneca ; Beresford, Patricia. / Pregnant Teens in Foster Care : Concepts, Issues, and Challenges in Conducting Research on Vulnerable Populations. In: Journal of Public Child Welfare. 2014 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 143-163.
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