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Evidence-based treatment for children in child welfare


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.

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.