Summary: This exploratory study deals with biological parents’ involvement in residential placement in Israel from the point of view of 79 youth who left care. It presents youth’s retrospectives on their parents’ involvement in care and the degree to which the placement staff involved parents in reality. The youth functioning while in care and after leaving were also examined according to their parents’ involvement.

Yafit Sulimani-Aidan – Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Yuval Paldi – Tovanot Institute, Gedera, Israe

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