Mental health of children in foster and kinship care in New South Wales, Australia

@article{TarrenSweeney2006MentalHO,
  title={Mental health of children in foster and kinship care in New South Wales, Australia},
  author={Michael Tarren-Sweeney and Philip L Hazell},
  journal={Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health},
  year={2006},
  volume={42}
}
Objectives: To report baseline mental health measures from the Children in Care study, a prospective epidemiological study of children in court‐ordered foster and kinship care in New South Wales, Australia. 

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