Early school engagement and late elementary outcomes for maltreated children in foster care.

@article{Pears2013EarlySE,
  title={Early school engagement and late elementary outcomes for maltreated children in foster care.},
  author={Katherine C. Pears and Hyoun K. Kim and Philip A. Fisher and Karen L Yoerger},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={49 12},
  pages={2201-11}
}
Children with a history of maltreatment and placement into foster care face elevated risks of poor psychosocial outcomes including school failure, substance use, externalizing, and deviant peer association. For children in the general population, school engagement appears to be a promotive factor in preventing negative outcomes. In this study, differences in 3 dimensions of school engagement (behavioral, affective, and cognitive) in early elementary school were explored in maltreated children… CONTINUE READING
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