عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Sibling separation and self-reported offending: An examination of the association between sibling placement and offending behavior
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
جدایی خواهر و برادر و گزارش تخلف خود : بررسی ارتباط بین محل قرارگیری خواهر و برادر و رفتارهای متخلف
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Children and Youth Services Review, 111 (2020) 104830. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104830
Abigail Novaka,⁎, Kristen Benedinib
This study uses data from the National Study of Child and Adolescent Well-Being II (NSCAW II) to examine the relationship between separation from siblings in out-of-home care and subsequent oﬀending behavior in ado- lescence. While past research has examined the impact of being separated from siblings in foster care on problem behavior among youth, including internalizing and externalizing problems, no studies have addressed the as- sociation between sibling separation and delinquent/criminal behavior. Among the analysis sample (N = 380), participants who were separated from some but not all siblings at the ﬁrst wave of data collection (mean age = 11.75) reported signiﬁcantly more oﬀending behavior than youth who were not separated from siblings, while youth who were separated from all siblings did not diﬀer in oﬀending behavior from youth who were placed with all siblings. Results of the current study provide support for the potential detrimental eﬀect of sibling separation on youth functioning. Policy makers interested in reducing dual involvement of youth in the foster care system and the juvenile justice system should continue to emphasize the importance of preserving sibling relationships in out-of-home care. Future research should continue examining the relationship between sibling placement and later problem behaviors, as well as the mechanisms underlying these relationships.
Keywords: Child welfare outcomes | Foster care outcomes | Siblings | Delinquency