Predicting Social and Emotional Outcomes in Residential Care: Children’s Perceptions of Adult-Child Relationships

The focus of the poster is the association between quality relationships among children and caregivers in residential settings on children’s social and emotional outcomes, emphasizing the predictive value of these relationships even when considering various demographic and placement-related factors.

The poster will provide an effective example of how youth voice can be incorporated into quantitative analyses. Youth perception surveys like the IPPA-R and YPRQ are scalable and empowering methods for children to provide feedback about what matters to them. They are also valuable tools for evaluating quality because they provide proximal indicators that are associated with children’s social and emotional functioning.


Elliott G. Smith, Ph.D.

Research Associate , Residential Child Care Project at Cornell University