Hitting the M.A.R.C. : establishing foster care Minimum Adequate Rates for Children, technical report
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Other TitlesFoster parent reimbursement: establishing adequate and reasonable rates, final report
Research in Support of Child Welfare Policy & Programs
AbstractThis report presents the first‐ever calculation of the real expenses of caring for a child in foster care in the United States. It systematically demonstrates that rates of support for children in foster care are far below what is needed to provide basic care for these children in nearly every state in the nation. On average, across the U.S., current foster care rates must be raised by 36 percent in order to reach the Foster Care Minimum Adequate Rates for Children (the “Foster Care MARC”) calculated through this project. In some states, rates are less than half of what it actually costs to care for a child in foster care. (from Executive Summary)
DescriptionPROJECT NAME: Foster Parent Reimbursement: Establishing Adequate and Reasonable Rates PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Diane DePanfilis PROJECT DATES: 2005 – 2007.
Series/Report No.Child Welfare Research;
SponsorsFUNDING SOURCE: Children’s Rights Inc via support from the Annie E. Casey and the Ira W. DeCamp Foundations. Additional funds received from: Joseph Leroy and Ann C. Warner Fund.
KeywordUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work--Projects and Reports
Foster Care MARC
Foster Home Care--economics
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/262
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