The impact of residential placement on child development: research and policy implications

Ronald Thompson and Michael Little – 2005, International Journal of Social Welfare

“This paper does not attempt to rigorously review the existing knowledge base. This has been done elsewhere (Bullock, Little, & Millham, 1993; Curry, 1991; James K Whittaker, 2004). Instead, we have these objectives: first to summarize what is known about child development in the context of residential settings; second, to indicate areas where our knowledge is incomplete and why our knowledge is limited; third to suggest how the knowledge base should be expanded if the provision of residential care is to have a substantive role in improving child development; fourth to give a brief analysis of the public policy implications of the arguments made and to examine what must happen for the knowledge base to expand.”

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