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Master of Arts (MA)


University of Montana


Foster care placement, also known as substitute care, is defined as 24 hour care of a child provided outside of his own home as ah alternative to parental care (Social Services Manual, 301-1, 1979). The Community Services Division of the Montana Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services is responsible for licensing facilities which provide foster care, for the payment of foster care providers, and, along with juvenile probation officers, aftercare workers and private social service agencies under contract to the State, for the placement of children and youth in foster care.


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