Health outcomes and family services in kinship care: analysis of a national sample of children in the child welfare system.

@article{Sakai2011HealthOA,
  title={Health outcomes and family services in kinship care: analysis of a national sample of children in the child welfare system.},
  author={Christina Sakai and Hua Lin and Glenn Flores},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={165 2},
  pages={159-65}
}
OBJECTIVES To comprehensively assess family services, health, and health care outcomes for US children in kinship care vs foster care. DESIGN A 3-year prospective cohort study. SETTING National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being. PARTICIPANTS The sample consisted of 1308 US children entering out-of-home care following reported maltreatment. MAIN EXPOSURE Kinship care vs foster care. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Baseline caregivers' support services and the children's behavioral… CONTINUE READING

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