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Three-quarters of these children live with substitute Child Protection and Child Outcomes : Measuring the Effects of Foster Care

  title={Three-quarters of these children live with substitute Child Protection and Child Outcomes : Measuring the Effects of Foster Care},
  author={David Fanshel and Anthony N. Maluccio and Edith Fein},
The child welfare system aims to protect children thought to be abused or neglected by their parents. Over two million children are investigated for child abuse and neglect each year in the United States, and roughly half are found to have been abused (US Department of Health and Human Services 2004). Approximately 10 percent of these abused children will be placed in protective custody known as foster care. Although foster care is meant to be a temporary arrangement, children stay in care for… 


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