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Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Department of Social Work
Nancy Trantham Poe
Kinship care has a long history of being used as a system of care for children whose parents are unable to care for them. However, it’s formal utilization is much newer in the United States and has significant impact on both families, workers, and society in general. My research explored how the Shenandoah Valley has employed kinship care in various counties. The findings of the study were that while children benefit substantially from kinship care, it is largely underfunded and lacks the support that could allow it to make the biggest positive impact on all parties involved.
Keeler, Anneliese L., "Kinship care: Policy and practice in the Shenandoah Valley" (2017). Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current. 328.