Risk factors for mental health diagnoses among children adopted from the public child welfare system
AbstractChildren awaiting adoption through the child welfare system often have “special needs,” or characteristics that make securing an adoptive home for them challenging. A subset of these youth experiences significant psychiatric symptomatology, which may pose a problem for the stability of the adoptive placement. Clinicians and policymakers require information about precursors to mental health difficulties in order to plan effectively for the placement of these children.
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Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
Issue (Month): 10 ()
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Adoption; Child welfare; Mental health diagnosis; Risk factors;
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