Fifteen-month follow-up of children at risk: Comparison of the quality of life of children removed from home and children remaining at home

Bilha Davidson-Arad*

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Abstract

This is a prospective, longitudinal study of the psychological, physical, social and cultural quality of life of 93 children at risk who were removed from home or kept at home. Assessments were made by social workers who made the decisions, at three points of time. The findings show that the quality of life of the children who were removed from home improved incrementally over the 15 months, while that of the children who stayed at home remained at the same low level as at the first measure. The findings suggest that removing children at risk from abusive or neglectful homes can improve their quality of life, while leaving them in such homes generally does not. Pending further research on larger samples and using multiple sources of information, they also suggest that it may be worth reexamining current policy on removal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Children-at-risk
  • Follow-up of intervention outcomes
  • Quality of life
  • Removal from home

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