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Risk factors for mental health diagnoses among children adopted from the public child welfare system

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  • Hussey, David L.
  • Falletta, Lynn
  • Eng, Abbey
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    Children 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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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Children and Youth Services Review.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 10 ()
    Pages: 2072-2080

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:34:y:2012:i:10:p:2072-2080
    DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.06.015
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