Mental Health Mayhem: Understanding Where You Come Into Play for Children in Your Care.
Published: January-February 2015
Fostering Families Today
Vol. 15, No. 1 , p.
Fostering Media Connections
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Los Angeles, CA 90014
This article explains the mental health challenges faced by children in foster care, the inadequacy of the preparation given to foster parents to understand and handle these challenges, the impact of secondary trauma, and the need to provide foster parents with information on the basics of the emotional development and needs of a child and provide them with information on additional resources.
mental disorders; foster children; mental health services; foster parents; parent education; parent child relationships; child rearing; Placement disruption