Child Welfare

Study Examines Rates of Mental Health Issues Among Children in Child Welfare Custody

April 08, 2024 | NWI

A recent study of general hospital admissions among youth aged 12–17 years compared rates of mental health disorders among children who were in child welfare custody and a control group of children not in child welfare custody. The children and adolescents in the child welfare system had higher rates of problems across a wide variety of diagnoses.

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