PTSD And Foster Children.
Published: January-February 2018
Fostering Families Today
Vol. 17, No. 6 , p. 40-41
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This article cites research indicating foster children are twice as likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as Iraq war veterans. It discusses the need for better mental health treatment and support for children who enter the foster care system, placement stability, symptoms of PTSD, and the benefits of play therapy.
play therapy; foster children; posttraumatic stress disorder; mental health services