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|Document Title:||Victimization and Depression Among Youth With Disabilities in the US Child Welfare System.|
|Personal Author:||Berg, K.L.,Shiu, C.S.,Msall, M.E.,Acharya, Kruti.|
|Abstract:||AimThis study aimed to examine the prevalence of victimization among a United States-wide cohort of youth with disabilities (YWD) investigated for maltreatment in the child welfare system (CWS) and their correlation with mental health.MethodsData were drawn from baseline interviews in the second National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, a national representative survey of youth involved in the CWS. Interviews took place between 2008 and 2009 and included 675 youth, 11–17 years old and residing with biological families across 83 counties nationwide. The sample consisted of 405 females (60.1%) and 270 males (39.9%), mean age = 13.5 years. We identified YWD...more|