The physical, developmental, and mental health needs of young children in child welfare by initial placement type.

  title={The physical, developmental, and mental health needs of young children in child welfare by initial placement type.},
  author={Laurel K. Leslie and Jeanne N Gordon and Lee Meneken and Kamila Premji and Katherine L Michelmore and William C. Ganger},
  journal={Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP},
  volume={26 3},
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends comprehensive assessments for children entering foster care. These children may be placed with biological parents, kin, or in nonrelative foster care. It is not known whether health-related needs differ by placement. Chart abstractions were conducted of child welfare and medical records of 1542 children, ages 3 months to 5 years 11 months, admitted to San Diego's sole emergency shelter/receiving facility from April 1, 1998, through June 30, 1999… CONTINUE READING
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