A Randomized Clinical Trial of Foster Care as an Intervention for Early Institutionalization: Long Term Improvements in White Matter Microstructure [Author Manuscript].
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Bick, Johanna. Zhu, Tong. Stamoulis, Catherine. Fox, Nathan A. Zeanah, Charles. Nelson, Charles A.
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A study examined associations between early life neglect, early intervention, and microstructural integrity of white matter pathways in 69 institutionally reared Romanian children who were randomized into high quality foster homes in Bucharest, Romania. Findings indicate removal from conditions of severe early life neglect and entry into a high quality family environment can support more normative trajectories of white matter growth. 2 tables and 39 references.
Romania; early intervention programs; preschool children; foster children; deinstitutionalization; post institutionalized children; institutional abuse and neglect; cognitive development