Children in Welfare Care

Many children and youth in the child welfare system are receiving inadequate mental health treatment. Evidence suggests that comprehensive intervention efforts involving the youth, family, and community are required for improving behavioural functioning and placement stability.

Authors: Shannon L. Stewart, Alan D.W. Leshied, Wendy den Dunnen, Sharla Zalmanowitz, and Philip Baiden (2013)

Keywords: Child maltreatment; Child welfare; Mental health; Effective treatment; Best practice

Summary by: Janell Klassen