4.4.8 Large Family Resource Home

This placement resource should be considered in the following circumstances:

  • Child is part of a sibling group, and needs can best be served by keeping the children together;
  • Child is mildly to moderately acting out and can benefit from peer support in a group setting;
  • Child can tolerate sharing adult attention with other children;
  • Child has been in residential care, and placement with a family will ease the transition to the child’s own home or other permanent placement; and
  • Child is pregnant and unmarried and needs to maintain confidentiality or work through related problems with her family.

NOTE:  This type of home is not recommended for any child under the age of six unless the child is a member of a sibling group.

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