Foster care: an update.

  title={Foster care: an update.},
  author={Alvin A Rosenfeld and Daniel J. Pilowsky and Paul Van Antwerp Fine and Melissa Thorpe and Estelle Fein and Mark D. Simms and Neal Halfon and Michael Irwin and Juan Jose Alfaro and R D Saletsky and Steven L Nickman},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={36 4},
OBJECTIVE To inform child and adolescent psychiatrists about the almost 500,000 children now residing in the American foster care system. This overview surveys the pediatric, developmental, and psychiatric needs of these children. METHOD Child and adolescent psychiatrists, pediatricians, a child welfare researcher, a social worker, and a psychologist developed a consensus paper from their experience with child welfare and a review of the literature in their respective fields. RESULTS Being… CONTINUE READING

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