Effect of Race on the Risk of Out-of-Home Placement Among Children with Caregivers Who Reported Domestic Violence

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Abstract

Increased attention has been given to domestic violence as a risk factor for out-of-home placement; however, few previous studies have examined the influence of race/ethnicity. This analysis used data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being to longitudinally compare time to out-of-home placement among a sample of 630 children with African American (n = 162), Hispanic (n = 95), and White (n = 373) female caregivers who reported domestic violence. Propensity score analysis was used to balance the group of caregivers based on observed characteristics. Findings indicated race was not a determinant factor of out-of-home placement; rather, other characteristics may better predict out-of-home placement among families affected by domestic violence. Recommendations for future research and practice are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-254
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Family Violence
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Child welfare
  • Domestic violence
  • Foster care
  • Out-of home placement
  • Propensity score analysis
  • Race

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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