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NEW REPORT ON HEALTH OF CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
A new report in Pediatrics finds "that children in foster care are in poor mental and physical health relative to children in the general population, children across specific family types, and children in economically disadvantaged families. Some differences are explained by adjusting for children’s demographic characteristics, and nearly all differences are explained by also adjusting for the current home environment. Additionally, children adopted from foster care, compared with children in foster care, have significantly higher odds of having some health problems." Read the report here.
Also, newly added to our Resources section is this guide for judges and lawyers in the child welfare system working with birth parents with trauma histories.