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Evidence-based treatment for children in child welfare

Many children in the child welfare system exhibit behaviors or social competency problems warranting mental health care. Studies of children

in foster care suggest at least 50% meet criteria for a mental health diagnosis. Often, these difficulties are related to trauma they have experienced. This paper presents a review of the research evidence for trauma-focused interventions for children and adolescents. The goal is to provide guidance about effective strategies for addressing emotional and behavioral problems associated with trauma.


Stambaugh, L., Burns, B. J., Landsverk, J., & Reutz, J. R. (2007). Evidence-based treatment for children in child welfare. Focal Point, 21(1), 12-15.