Psychosocial Treatment of Children in Foster Care: A Review

@article{Racusin2005PsychosocialTO,
  title={Psychosocial Treatment of Children in Foster Care: A Review},
  author={R. Racusin and A. Maerlender and A. Sengupta and P. Isquith and Martha B. Straus},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={41},
  pages={199-221}
}
A substantial number of children in foster care exhibit psychiatric difficulties. Recent epidemiological and historical trends in foster care, clinical findings about the adjustment of children in foster care and adult outcomes are reviewed, followed by a description of current approaches to treatment and extant empirical support. Available interventions for these children can be categorized as either symptom-focused or systemic, with empirical support for specific methods ranging from scant to… Expand
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