Portland State University. School of Social Work
Arthur C. Emlen
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (81 p.)
Child psychology, Foster home care, Adoption
This study explores the hypothesis that constitutional factors were significant in mediating their successful adjustment. The adjustment of children who in the past would have been viewed as permanently scarred and unable to adjust has provided researchers with an idiosyncratic situation that has also been found in other studies: children have adjusted despite odds against it and children considered to have incurred minimal trauma have had difficulty adjusting.
McDonald, Lani Maureen, "The resilience of the child as a factor in successful adjustment to permanent placement" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2744.