Contextual and individual-level predictors of abused children's reentry into out-of-home care: A multilevel mixture survival analysis

ArticleinChild abuse & neglect 35(9):670-9 · September 2011with18 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.34 · DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2011.05.005 · Source: PubMed


    This study examined the effects of individual and contextual factors on reentry into out-of-home care among children who were discharged from child protective services in fiscal year 2004–2005. The objectives were to: (1) examine individual and contextual factors associated with reentry, (2) explore whether there are meaningful groups of youth who differ in terms of risk for reentry, and (3) determine whether relatively homogeneous clusters of child welfare agencies, based on contextual characteristics, differ significantly in terms of the reentry rates of the children whom they serve.