Understanding the Behaviors Children in Foster Care Present.
Published: May-June 2016
Fostering Families Today
Vol. 16, No. 2 , p. 48-50
Fostering Media Connections
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Los Angeles, CA 90014
This article reviews common mental health issues of children in foster care that may lead to behavior problems. These issues include anxiety disorders, depression disorders, and anger. It is explained that placement disruptions in a child’s life increase the chances that the child will experience greater risks for future mental health services, and that many foster children will have a difficult time with exhibiting proper school behavior during the school day leading tor greater risks of suspensions and affecting their academic standing.
behavior problems; foster children; mental health services; mental disorders; anxiety; anger; depression