National foster care disparity rates for Native American, African-American, and Hispanic children were examined using correlational and linear regression models confirmed by bootstrapping procedures. African-American disparity and Hispanic disparity were predicted by disparity of the other groups, but Native American disparity was not predicted by other groups. Findings support the hypothesis that an independent construct is operating for Native American disparity, suggesting the need for unique policies and practices to address Native American overrepresentation in foster care.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work|
|State||Published - Apr 2012|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was partially supported by a Research Excellence Development Grant from the University of South Dakota.
- American Indians
- Indian Child Welfare Act
- Native Americans
- foster care
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)