Foster care's youngest: A preliminary report

Linnea Klee, Diana Kronstadt, Cheryl Zlotnick

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-299
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)


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