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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 9/2015

01-09-2015 | Original Paper

Mental Health Diagnosis, Medication, Treatment and Placement Milieu of Children in Foster Care

Auteurs: Christopher Scozzaro, Timothy P. Janikowski

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 9/2015

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Abstract

Children in foster care are an especially vulnerable population with multiple levels of emotional, mental, social and behavioral needs. Research indicates that children in foster care have significant developmental, behavioral, and emotional challenges. The results of this Northeast County study indicate that children in foster care settings have a higher rate of mental health diagnosis as compared to children not in foster care, however, these children also consistently receive behavioral health care and psychotropic medication because of their mental health diagnoses. The placement setting for children in foster care does not appear to be affected by a mental health diagnosis. The results of this study provide helpful information about the difficulties (including limited resources) and challenges faced today by both children in foster care and their placement caretakers.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Mental Health Diagnosis, Medication, Treatment and Placement Milieu of Children in Foster Care
Auteurs
Christopher Scozzaro
Timothy P. Janikowski
Publicatiedatum
01-09-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 9/2015
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-014-0058-6

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