Linking Infants and Toddlers in Foster Care to Early Childhood Mental Health Services.
Williams, Marian E. Park, Susan. Saaya, Adrina. Perugini, Sharon M. Rao, Sheela Neece, Cameron L. Rafeedie, Jennifer.
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Children's Hospital.
Published: April 2012
Children and Youth Services Review
Vol. 34, No. 4 , p. -844
Between one-half and three-fourths of children entering foster care exhibit behavioral or social-emotional problems warranting mental health care. This paper, condensed and updated from a technical report prepared for Casey Family Programs in 2005, reviews evidence-based and promising interventions for the most prevalent mental conditions found among children in foster care. This paper also makes several recommendations regarding increasing access to mental health care and effective psychosocial interventions for foster care children. (Author abstract)
Foster children; Mental disorders; Mental health services; Children; Infants