August 02, 2011
- This May 2011 Chapin Hall Issue Brief
by Fred Wulczyn, Michelle Ernst, and Philip Fisher examines 5 key domains in which infants in the out-of-home population differ from older children, including incidence of first-time out-of-home placements
and vulnerability for delayed development
. The authors argue that "from a policy perspective, infants represent a distinctive subset of the foster care population with service needs and developmental vulnerabilities and strengths that distinguish them from other children in out-of-home care."