Recruitment Resource: The Dynamics of Foster Home Recruitment and Retention
Researchers at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago have published a study, “The Dynamics of Foster Home Recruitment and Retention,” that used longitudinal administrative data from one state child welfare agency to answer the following questions:
- the number of foster homes that open and close each year and the characteristics of these homes and the foster parents
- the reasons for home closure
- the length of service of foster homes
- the variations in the use of foster homes
The report may be helpful in implementing diligent recruitment plans.