Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22700
Title: A conceptual model of psychosocial adjustment of foster care adoptees based on a scoping review of contributing factors
Contributor(s): del Pozo de Bolger, Andrea (author)orcid ; Dunstan, Debra (author)orcid ; Kaltner, Mellisa (author)
Publication Date: 2018
DOI: 10.1111/cp.12090
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22700
Abstract: Amendments to the child protection legislation in New South Wales (NSW), enacted in October 2014, prioritise adoption over foster care for children who cannot live safely with their families. Therefore, psychologists could have an increasing role in conducting assessments and interventions in this field. The purpose of this article is to provide psychologists and adoption researchers with a conceptual model for the psychosocial adjustment of foster care adoptees with a background of maltreatment. A scoping review of the literature on contributors to outcomes for children adopted from care was conducted. A model of adjustment was proposed in which the relationship between risk factors and adjustment is moderated by both adoptive family factors and relationship factors, and indirectly impacted by system supports. Finally, we name some of the psychological assessments and interventions that may have a key role in enhancing the adoptive family resources and parent-child relationships as moderators of outcomes.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Clinical Psychologist, 22(1), p. 3-15
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1328-4207
1742-9552
Field of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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