Impact of child and placement characteristics, carer resources and perceptions, and life stressors on care giving

Impact of child and placement characteristics, carer resources and perceptions, and life stressors on care giving

Impact of child and placement characteristics, carer resources and perceptions, and life stressors on care giving

Project Members - Macquarie University

Rebecca Mitchell - Associate Professor  E: r.mitchell@mq.edu.au

Tayhla Ryder - Research Assistant  E: tayhla.ryder@mq.edu.au

Yvonne Zurynski - Associate Professor of Health System Sustainability E: yvonne.zurynski@mq.edu.au

Project Main Description

Children in care should be given the best possible environment for their physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development and placed with carers willing and able to meet their needs. While the number of children in out of home care has been rising each year this growth has not been matched by an increase in individuals becoming carers. Strain on carers from stressful life events, poor health, financial hardship or other sources adversely impacts the quality of the care and parenting they are able to provide. Many factors can impact on the care provided, including factors relating to the child, the type of placement and resource availability.

The overall objective of this study is to determine the variables predictive of caregiving quality among foster and kinship carers.

Project Sponsor

Department of Communities and Justice

Related Stream of Research

Health outcomes

Project Status

Current

Centres Related to this Project

Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science

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