Kinship Care and Delinquent Behaviors: The Experience of NKU Students

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Northern Kentucky University
Kinship care can be defined as any adult raising a non-biological child. Parent’s and caregiver’s interactions with children can directly impact social and behavioral development of children. This study used data gathered from surveys, completed on NKU’s campus, of students ages 18 or older to examine the relationship being raised in kinship care has on the prevalence of delinquent behavior in NKU students. This study expects to find a positive correlation between being raised in kinship care and delinquent behavior. These findings will help to educate NKU on what services are necessary to mitigate this relationship.
2020 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
Kinship care, Juvenile delinquency