Annotated Bibliography- phillygirl

Source 1:  Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption and Dependent Care. “Developmental Issues for Young Children in Foster Care.” Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1 Nov. 2000,

Background: This article discusses developmental issues that young children face in foster care. Developmental problems are one of the biggest issues in younger children. The article lists problems that these children suffer from. The main argument is how bad of an impact foster care leaves with younger children.

How I used it: I used this information to back up one of my main points; foster care does effect most children, especially younger children. This article gave me reliable evidence backing up my point that children suffer most from child care. This article gives me reasoning on how young children are entering foster care during the time brain growth is most active. I used this to support one of my arguments as well.

Source 2: Cross, Theodore P. “Why Do Children Experience Multiple Placement Changes in Foster Care? Content Analysis on Reasons for Instability.” Taylor & Francis, 14 Feb. 2013, (

Background: This article discusses why children experience multiple placement changes in foster care. The main point of this article is to provide reasons for instability.

How I used it: I used some of this information to show the different sides of instability that is caused by foster homes. Like children not achieving stability in their living situations because of the constant placements. This just supports the children who are placed into different foster homes consistently.

Source 3: Troutman, Beth. “The Effects of Foster Care Placement on Young Children’s Mental Health: Risks and Opportunities.”

Background: This article discusses the effects of foster care placement on young children’s mental health. It also talk about risks and opportunities. In the article they explain attachment disruptions among young children in foster care. The author also discuss the risks of unresponsive care within foster homes and children having trouble maintaining attachment relationships because of the abuse within foster care.

How I used this: I used this to support my main point that abuse within foster homes does causes problems within children. I used this evidence to show readers that my information is valid and reliable.

Source 4: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2017). Foster care statistics 2015. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.

Background: This article discusses foster care statistics. It provides estimates for children and youth from the current year. It is data showing the statistics of children in, entering, and exiting foster care. Mainly information about the children’s ages, length of stay, and placement after leaving care.

How I used this: I used this information to really support my research paper overall. Showing statistics and data as such, shows validity and reliability.

Source 5: “A Critical Look at Foster Care: How Widespread a Problem?” A Critical Look at Foster Care: How Widespread a Problem?, 1 Dec. 2005,

Background: This article gives a critical look at the foster care system, and how widespread a problem. The article gives evidence of how some children experienced a pattern of physical, sexual, and emotional abuses. The article mainly discussed trial cases that has been reviewed.

How I used this: I used this information to show readers exactly what these children experience in foster care. This article provides readers the evidence that shows how these children suffer and how nothing is done about this issue.

Source 6: McFadden, Emily Jean|Ryan Patricia. “Abuse in Family Foster Homes: Characteristics of the Vulnerable Child.” ERIC – Education Resources Information Center, 31 July 1986,

Background: This article talks about abuse in foster homes, specifically characteristics of the vulnerable child that experiences the abuse while in care. The article presents information from a study identifying characteristics of abused children. The article also discusses how child mistreatment within foster are causes children to have behavioral issues that strings along with many other issues as well.

How I used this: I used this information to support all of my main arguments because this article provides information for each of them. More specifically, behavioral issues and the problems that follow it.

Source 7: Hobbs, Georgina F. “Abuse of Children in Foster and Residential Care.” Child Abuse & Neglect, Pergamon, 29 Nov. 1999,

Background: This article discusses abuse of children in foster and residential care. The author examines the characteristics of physical and sexual abuse of children in foster and residential care. The author focuses on a city in England. The author provides abuse reports and the number of cases.

How I used it: I used this information to provide readers with an estimate of foster care abuse cases that goes on in just a city. I used the number of cases there were filed in this city, and used some of the reports to show readers exactly what these children experience and how these children suffer while being in foster care.

Source 8: Dozier, Mary. “Challenges to the Development of Attachment Relationships Faced by Young Children in Foster and Adoptive Care.” American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association,

Background: This article discuss challenges to the development of attachment relationships faced by young children in foster and adoptive care. The author talk about the different challenges children experience in foster homes. As well as, factors affecting how children cope with adversity, challenges for children forming attachment issues, and the effects of infants’ early experience.

How I used it: I used this information to help me with giving information about how younger children who experience abuse suffer from long term issues. Also, to provide information about foster children’s experience and the affects children face after foster care.

Source 9: Teo, Dawn. “The 10 Most Surprising Things About Foster Care.” The Huffington Post,, 15 Apr. 2015,

Background: This article briefly discusses the life of a foster child. The author talk about how most foster children are forced to leave everything and everyone behind them, how these children were abandoned, bad social workers, and more related topics.

How I used it: I used this source to educate myself on the good and the bad things foster children endure.

Source 10: Wexler, Richard. “Abuse in Foster Care: The Denial Runs Deep.” The Chronicle of Social Change, 5 Nov. 2017.

Background: This article discuss abuse in foster care and the denial that runs deep in foster children. In the article they discuss children who suffer from abuse while in foster care and children who do not experience any abuse. The article mainly focuses on a case where two foster children were starved to death by foster parents. Caseworkers ignored red flags and specific complaints about what was going on the house hold.

How I used it: I used this article to provide me with information to support my background information. I used specific information from this article to support some of my main points about how some children suffer in while in foster care and are ignored by social workers.

One thought on “Annotated Bibliography- phillygirl”

  1. This may be your best work, PhillyGirl. Your short arguments and Research Position Paper don’t actually make arguments at all; they simply collect the conclusions of others and present them as facts. But here you have to interact with your sources a little bit, and you demonstrate that you’re involved with them. I can’t tell from your Reflective Statement what your essays accomplish; there isn’t a single detail in any of your Core Value sections that would distinguish your RS from anybody else’s. But here you show that you sought, and found, and interacted with source material. On this page I find sufficient evidence that you have done the research to complete your paper. Otherwise, I wouldn’t know for sure since you didn’t ask for or receive the feedback I usually count on to assess my students’ responsiveness.


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