Safety and stability for foster children: a developmental perspective.

  title={Safety and stability for foster children: a developmental perspective.},
  author={Brenda Jones Harden},
  journal={The Future of children},
  volume={14 1},
Children in foster care face a challenging journey through childhood. In addition to the troubling family circumstances that bring them into state care, they face additional difficulties within the child welfare system that may further compromise their healthy development. This article discusses the importance of safety and stability to healthy child development and reviews the research on the risks associated with maltreatment and the foster care experience. It finds: Family stability is best… 

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