The impact of welfare reform on foster care is examined in relation to children's mental health. Initial assessment of 125 young foster children randomly assigned to a special program found that half rated below normal on mental and psychomotor development, with two-thirds below normal on emotional regulation and motor quality. Implications for social policy and program planning, and the need for ongoing research, are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Psychology (miscellaneous)
- Psychiatry and Mental health