Family Finding References

Kevin A. Campbell

9003 Wildwood Avenue SW, Lakewood, WA 98498, (253) 212-6771, A Technical Assistance Provider and Representative for The National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice and Permanency Planning at the Hunter College School of Social Work, New York, New York, A Program of the Children’s Bureau ACF/DHHS; and the California Permanency for Youth Project.

Permanency Practices/Model Programs

Billing, Amy, Karin Malm & Freya L. Sonenstein.   Study of Fathers’ Involvement in Permanency Planning and Child Welfare Casework (August 1, 2002)

  • Brimner, Gina, Barbara Boisvert, Kevin Campbell, Don Koenig, John Rose, M.D., & Mary Stone-Smith.  “Who Am I?  Why Family Really Matters. Focal Point Portland State University (Spring 2002), Vol. 16 No. 1, (pages 25-27)
  • Campbell, Kevin. Lighting the Fire of Urgency:  Families Lost and Found in America’s Child Welfare System.   Catholic Community Services of Western Washington.    Resource Documents.   (January 2005)
  • Children & Family Research Center, Fostering Results.  Family Ties: Supporting Permanence for Children in Safe and Stable Foster Care with Relatives and other Caregivers.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.    (October 2004)
  • Children & Family Services Division/California Department of Social Services.  “Best Practice Guidelines for Assessing Families and Children in Child Welfare Services.   (Dec. 1998)
  • Child Welfare League of America Family Reunification (Research to Practice) (March 2002)
  • Geen, Rob. Who Will Adopt the Foster Care Children Left Behind? (June 30, 2003)
  • Geen, Rob. Finding Permanent Homes for Foster Children  (April 29, 2003)
  • Louisell, Mardith J.  Model Programs for Youth Permanency California Permanency for Youth Project    (April 2003)
  • Malm, Karin.  Getting Non-custodial Dads Involved in the Lives of Foster Children (November 1, 2003)
  • Mallon, Gary. Interview with Kevin Campbell on Family Finding and Lighting the Fire of Urgency. The National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice and Permanency Planning at the Hunter College School of Social Work.  Resource Documents (June 14, 2005)
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services, African American Comparative Case Review Study Report  (2005)
  • National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning at the Hunter College School of Social; Casey Family Services through Casey Center for Effective Child Welfare Practice.  Permanence for Young People Framework (June 7-8, 2004)
  • Pierce County Mental Health FAST Program Provides Connections for Youth and Families. Manager’s Report (Fall 2002) (pages 1 & 2)
  • Samuels, Bryan, Director. The Legacy Project Final Report  Illinois Department of Children and Family Services   Adoption Opportunities Grant 90-CO-0938 (October 2004)

Kinship Care

  •  Billing, Amy, Katherine Kortenkamp & Jennifer Ehrle Macomber.  Children Cared for by Relatives   (May 15, 2002)
  • Clark, Rebecca L., Jennifer Ehrle Macomber & Rob Geen. Children Cared for by Relatives (February 1, 2001)
  • Geen, Rob. Foster Children Placed with Relatives Often Receive Less Government Help (April 28, 2003)
  • Geen, Rob & Roseana Bess.   The Cost of Protecting Vulnerable Children (April 25, 2003)
  • Geen, Rob.   Kin Foster Parents as a Percent of All Foster Parents (April 25, 2003)
  • Geen, Rob.   Kin Foster Parents Face Challenges  (April 25, 2003)
  • Geen, Rob.   Kinship Care: Making the Most of a Valuable Resource The Urban Institute   (December 10, 2003)
  • Geen, Rob.   Kinship Care (November 5, 2003)
  • Geen, Rob & Karin Malm.  When Child Welfare Agencies Rely on Voluntary Kinship Placements (April 29, 2003)
  • Geen, Rob   Kinship Care: Prevalence, Benefits, Challenges   The Urban Institute  (April 26, 2001)
  • Geen, Rob, Lynne Fender, Jacob Leos-Urbel & Teresa Markowitz. Welfare Reform’s Effect on Child Welfare Caseloads   (February 1, 2001)
  • Gunderson, Karin, MSW, Families for Kids Partnership.  Kinship Practice in Washington State A View from the Field Northwest Institute for Children and Families University of Washington, School of Social Work (June 2003)
  • Jantz, Amy, Rob Geen, Roseana Bess, Cynthia Andrews, & Victoria Russell.  The Continuing Evolution of State Kinship Care Policies (Findings of 2001 Survey)
  • Macomber, Jennifer Ehrle, Rob Geen, & Regan Main.  Kinship Foster Care (November 20, 2003)
  • Macomber, Jennifer Ehrle & Rob Geen.   Children Cared for by Relatives (June 26, 2002)
  • Macomber, Jennifer Ehrle.  Kinship Care: An Unmet Challenge for the Greater D.C. Area   The Urban Institute    (April 30, 2001)
  • Scarcella, Cynthia Andrews, Jennifer Ehrle Macomber & Rob Geen   “Identifying and Addressing the Needs of Children in Grandparent Care (August 31, 2003)
  • Urban Institute, The. Over 20 Percent of Children in Kinship Care Face Multiple Social and Economic Risks   (April 3, 2001)
  • Urban Institute, The. Over 20 Percent of Children in Kinship Care Face Multiple Social and Economic Risks    (April 3, 2001)
  • Urban Institute, The.  Children in Kinship Care   (October 9, 2003)
  • Urban Institute, The. Who Takes Care of Children When Their Parents Can’t (October 9, 2003)
  • Shapiro, Jamie.  Birthright: An Adoptee’s Right to Know, National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Hunter College of Social Work (May 2004)

Emancipation/ Aging-out of Young People from Foster Care

  • Courtney, Mark E., Ada Skyles, Gina Miranda, Andrew Zinn, Eboni Howard, & Robert M. George.  Youth Who Run Away from Out-of Home Care, Chapin Hall, Center for the Children, University of Chicago (March 2005)
  • Courtney, Mark E., Noel Bost, & Sherri Terao.  Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth:  Conditions of Youth Preparing to Leave State Care. Chapin Hall, Center for the Children, University of Chicago (February 2004)
  • Children’s Rights. Time Running Out: Teens in Foster Care, Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society New York, New York (November 2003)
  • General Accounting Office, Washington DC. Effectiveness of Independent Living Skills Programs Unknown, (November 1999)
  • Kessler, Michelle.  The Transition Years: Serving Current and Former Foster Youth Ages Eighteen to Twenty-One.  Tulsa, Oklahoma National Resource Center for Youth Development. (2004)
  • Malm, Karin, Roseana Bess, Jacob Leos-Urbel, Rob Geen & Teresa Markowicz.  Running to Keep in Place,  (October 1, 2001)
  • Needell, Barbara., et al.  “Youth Emancipation from Foster Care in California: Findings Using Linked Administrative Data.” Berkeley: University of California Center for Social Services Research”. (May 2002).
  • Pecora, Peter J., Ph.D., Jason Williams, M.S., Ronald C. Kessler, Ph.D., A. Chris Downs, Ph.D., Kirk O’Brien, Ph.D., Eva Hiripi, M.A., & Sarah Morella, B.S.   “Assessing the Effects of Foster Care: Early Results from the Casey National Alumni Study”   Casey National Alumni Study.  (October 3, 2003)
  • Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care. Fostering the Future: Safety, Permanence and Well-Being for Children in Foster Care  (2004)
  • Scarcella, Cynthia Andrews, Roseana Bess, Lindsay War Green, Erica H Zielewski   “The Cost of Protecting Vulnerable Children IV” (December 20, 2004)
  • Shirk, Martha & Strangler “On Their Own; What Happens To Kids When They Age Out Of Foster Care” Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. (2004)
  • Testa, Mark, The Honorable Nancy Sidote Salyers, Mike Shaver, Jennifer Miller.  Family Ties” Children & Family Research Center  Fostering Results
  • Werthheimer, Richard.  “Youth Who “Age-Out” of Foster Care: Troubled Lives, Troubling Prospects. Childtrends Research Brief.  Washington D.C.: Child Trends (December 2002)

Brain Development and the Well-being of Children and Young People

  • Butler, S., J. Gross, & H. Hayne.   “The Effect of Drawing on Memory Performance in Young Children” Developmental Psychology 31 (1995):  597-608
  • Hartnett, Mary Ann, Fawcett, Teresita. “The Child Well-Being Study; A Self Report on Well-Being” Children and Family Research Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  (March 2004)
  • Joiner, T., Rouleau, M., &  Wagner, K  “Cognitive Factors Related to Suicidal Ideation and Resolution in Psychiatrically Hospitalized Children and Adolescents” (2000)
  • National Scientific Council on the Developing Child “Children’s Emotional Development is built into the Architecture of their Brains” (Winter 2004)
  • National Scientific Council on the Developing Child “Excessive Stress Disrupts the Architecture of the Developing Brain” (Summer 2005)
  • Friedman, Dorian “Stress and the Architecture of the Brain” National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (May 2004)
  • Friedman, Dorian “What Science is Telling Us: How Neurobiology And Developmental Psychology are Changing the WayPolicymakers and Communities Should Think about the Developing Child (May 2004)
  • Hartnett, Mary Ann, Bruhn, Christina, “The Illinois Child Well-Being Study: Year One Final Report” Children and Family Research Center, School of Social Work University of Urbana-Champaign (July 2005)
  • Kazdin, Alan, “The Hopelessness Scale for Children:  Psychometric Characteristics and Concurrent Validity” University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1985)
  • Kortenkamp, Katherine & Jennifer Ehrle Macomber    “The Well-Being of Children Involved with the Child Welfare System”   (January 15, 2002)
  • Land, Kenneth, “Child Well-Being Index (CWI) 1975 – 2003, with Projections for 2004” The Brookings Institution (March 2003)
  • Rolnick, Arthur “Child development is Economic Development” National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (May 2004)
  • Shonkoff, et. al.  Young Children Develop in an Environment of Relationships” National Scientific Council on the Developing Child   (October 2004)
  • Testa, Mark, Fuller, Tamera, & Rolock, Nancy, Conditions of Children in or At Risk of Foster Care in Illinois: An Assessment of Their Safety, Stability, Continuity, Permanency, and Well-Being” Children and Family Research Center, School of Social Work University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005)

International Tracing: Reintegration and Protection of Separated Childre

  • Boyden, J.,& J. Ennew. Children in Focus – A Manual for Participatory Research with Children, Radda Barnen (1997)
  • De Lay, B.  New Approach for Community-Based Reunification & Reintegration Work of Separated, Children in Rwanda: The International Rescue Committee’s Experience
  • De Lay, Bridgett, MSW. “Mobility Mapping and Flow Diagrams:  Tools for Family Tracing and Social Reintegration Work with Separated Children.
  • De Lay, Bridgett, MSW Family Reunification, Alternative Care & Community Reintegration of Separated Children in Post-Conflict Rwanda, The International Rescue Committee
  • International Save the Children Alliance.    “Promoting Psychosocial Well-Being Among Children Affected by Armed Conflict and Displacement:  Principles and Approaches,   (1996)
  • Johnson, V., J. Hill, & E. Ivan-Smith   “Listening to Smaller Voices: Children in an Environment of Change,  ACTIONAID
  • Ressler, E., N. Boothby, & D. Steinbock.   “Unaccompanied Children: Care and Protection in Wars, Natural Disasters, and Refugee Movements”   New York and Oxford:  Oxford University Press   (1988)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.   “Refugee Children: Guidelines on Protection and Care   (1994)
  • Uppard, S., C. Petty, & M. Tamplin.  Working with Separated Children: A Training Manual,   Save the Children (U.K.)   (1998)
  • Williamson, J., & A. Moser.  Unaccompanied Children in Emergencies: A Field Guide for their Care and Protection.     International Social Services (1987)

Source: Kevin Campbell, Coalition Conference Institute, Family Finding: Lighting the Fire of Urgency, May 2006

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