Foster Home Child Protection Study


This 1980 Vera report presents the results of research on the problem of abuse and maltreatment of New York City children placed in foster homes. In an effort to better understand this problem, Special Services for Children in the New York City Department of Social Services commissioned Vera to conduct an action-research project—the Foster Home Child Protection Study. The principal data collection effort for this study was a record survey of substantiated abuse and maltreatment cass concerning New York City children placed in foster homes that were invesigated in 1979.