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IX. RESEARCH, PRACTICE, AND POLICY PERSPECTIVES ON ISSUES OF CHILDREN WITHOUT PERMANENT PARENTAL CARE

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  • This paper is supported in part by grant HD050212 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to the author and Christina J. Groark. The author thanks Groark, Victor Groza, Megan Gunnar, Brandi Hawk, Femmie Juffer, Megan Julian, Emily Merz, Johana Rosas, and Marinus Van IJzendoorn for their helpful comments on an earlier draft of this manuscript. The interpretations and opinions expressed are those of the author, not of the other participants in this monograph, the above consultants, or the funders.

Corresponding author: Robert B. McCall, University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development, 400 N. Lexington Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, email: mccall2@pitt.edu.

Abstract

This chapter presents conclusions, trends, conceptual analyses, hypotheses, and speculations regarding some fundamental issues of research, practice, and policy that are largely unsettled or controversial. As such, the chapter is not a summary of Chapters I–VIII, but rather contains interpretations and opinions of the author intended to elevate the priority of certain issues, suggest hypotheses to be studied, and propose practice and policy steps to be considered.

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