Référence bibliographique 
Hélie, Sonia, Poirier, Marie-Andrée, Lavergne, Chantal, Dorval, Amilie et Lamothe, Josianne. 2022. «Factors Associated with Reunification and Placement Move for Children Placed in Kinship Care Under the Age of Thirteen ». Child Abuse & Neglect, vol. 130, p. 1-11.
«The goal of this paper is to identify the determining factors of the type of exit from KC [kinship care] placements (reunification versus placement move).» (p. 2)
«The study population consisted of all children under the age of 13 whose situation was reported to child protective services in an urban area of the province of Quebec, Canada, and who began a KC placement between April 28, 2014, and April 29, 2015.» (p. 4) A total of 172 children were included in this study. «[The clinical-administrative database of child protective services] was […] queried at the end of the three-year observation period in order to document the protective services provided to the children prior to KC placement, as well as over the following three years. In addition, the children’s detailed clinical case files were analyzed [...], as well as the psychosocial issues recorded in their files at the time of the placement in question. Last, two telephone questionnaires were conducted with each child’s caseworker.» (p. 4)
Type de traitement des données :
«In the present study, one third of children placed in KC were reunited within the three years following their entry in care. Children who had a greater chance of experiencing family reunification after a KC placement had more frequent contacts with their parents during the placement, their parents were registered in a smaller number of programs, had fewer mental health problems, more often had a job, were less isolated socially, and last, the children themselves had more problems functioning than children who were not reunited during the observation period.» (p. 7) Also, «[m]ore than one in four children placed in KC were moved into another care setting within the three years following their entry in care. Typically, the children at greatest risk of leaving a KC placement and moving to another substitute care setting are those who had been placed previously, those for whom the placement in question was not a planned integral part of their casework plan, and those whose kinship foster family was not related to them.» (p. 8)