The needs of children in foster care: A Q-sort study on the differences between the psychosocial needs of foster children with and without a history of sexual abuse


Children in family foster care have a specific set of psychosocial needs, stemming from previous caregiving, (traumatic) experiences, and living in a foster family. Foster parents are expected to learn about these needs and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Anne Steenbakkers (University of Groningen)
  2. Steffie Van Der Steen (University of Groningen)
  3. Ingunn T. Ellingsen (University of Stavanger)
  4. Hans Grietens (University of Groningen)

Topic Areas

Family foster care and adoption , Participation of children and families in child welfare interventions


OS-27 » Working with Victims of Sexual Abuse and Maltreatment (16:30 - Thursday, 15th September, Sala 3)