Financial Stability Improves Chances of Family Reunification.

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Year Published
2015
Author (Individual)
Hook, Jennifer L.; Romich, Jennifer L.; Marcenko, Maureen O.; Kang, Ji Young; Lee, JoAnn S.
Author (Organization)
Center for Poverty Research, University of California, Davis.
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This policy brief from the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis highlights new research that demonstrates a connection between a parent being employed or receiving cash assistance and a higher likelihood of the parent(s) being reunified with their children after a child welfare interaction. It provides examples of how a parent may become economically disconnected once their child is removed and how this can significantly impact the chance of reunification. Suggestions for further supporting vulnerable families are given.

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