The termination phase of residential child care placement has a powerful effect on postplacement adjustment. This article reviews relevant literature from a range of helping/caring professions and outlines implications for managing termination with children and youth in care.
Major themes are: termination elicits ambivalence and can manifest as behavioural regression; intervention during the termination phase can have significant impact; and the capacity of child and youth care workers to deal with separation issues must be considered.
"Termination Issues in Residential Placement,"
Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies:
2, Article 3.
Available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/ijass/vol4/iss2/3