Mental Health, Behavioral and Developmental Issues for Youth in Foster Care.

TitleMental Health, Behavioral and Developmental Issues for Youth in Foster Care.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsDeutsch SA, Lynch A, Zlotnik S, Matone M, Kreider A, Noonan K
JournalCurr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care
Volume45
Issue10
Pagination292-7
Date Published2015 Oct
ISSN1538-3199
KeywordsAdaptation, Psychological, Adolescent, Child, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Behavior Disorders, Child, Preschool, Developmental Disabilities, Emotions, Female, Foster Home Care, Humans, Male, Mental Health, Mental Health Services, Needs Assessment, Psychotropic Drugs, United States
Abstract

Youth in foster care represent a unique population with complex mental and behavioral health, social-emotional, and developmental needs. For this population with special healthcare needs, the risk for adverse long-term outcomes great if needs go unaddressed or inadequately addressed while in placement. Although outcomes are malleable and effective interventions exist, there are barriers to optimal healthcare delivery. The general pediatrician as advocate is paramount to improve long-term outcomes.

DOI10.1016/j.cppeds.2015.08.003
Alternate JournalCurr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care
PubMed ID26409926