First Advisor

Dale Poteet

Term of Graduation

Spring 1973

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work




Foster home care, Foster children -- Services for



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1 online resource (12, [1] pages)


Recruiting and retaining a sufficient number of foster homes to offer quality care of children is of prime importance in the delivery of Child Welfare services. There are an insufficient number of foster homes available for the appropriate placement of foster children in Multnomah County, Oregon according to the largest placement agency in Oregon, Children's Services Division. The Tri-County Foster Parent's Association signed a Purchase of Service Agreement with t he Oregon Children's Services Division to develop a recruitment program to obtain additional foster homes. In an effort to do this effectively, the Foster Parent Association asked Port land State University School of Social Work to do a descriptive analysis of the Multnomah County foster parent population. The Association wished to determine if there were measurable characteristics of certified foster parents which could. be used as indicators for recruitment e The purpose of the study was t o collect pertinent information, retrieve and analyze It, and report to the Foster Parent Association.


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