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Foster youth switch schools at huge rate

on Sat, 09/28/2013 - 08:42
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Foster youth switch schools at huge rate

Foster care children most vulnerable to school failure, drop out

It’s well known that foster youth change schools more frequently than other students, but a new study using pioneering data analysis shows foster youth are more than twice as likely to switch schools as their classmates.

Researchers at UC Berkeley’s Center for Social Services Research and at the Institute for Evidence-Based Change, a nonprofit based in Encinitas, found that about 95 percent of foster youth changed schools the first year they were placed in care compared to 37 percent to 38 percent of students in a comparison

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Psychotropic Medication Use in Child Welfare

on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 09:18
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A research brief released by the Administration for Children and Families examines the use of psychotropic medications by children in child welfare. What makes this brief unique is its exploration of and distinction among the use of psychotropic medications across placement types (in-home and out-of-home settings), mental health needs, and usage in tandem with other mental health treatments or services.

Findings included the following:

  • Children living in-home (e.g., with one or more biological parent, an adoptive family, or informally with kin) were significantly less likely to use
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Sexual Abuse Common in Foster Care

on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:11

Sexual Abuse Common in Foster Care

December 7, 2011 at 6:21 am , by Nicole Dorsey

After reading a horrid news story about an 11-year-old Philadelphia girl who was repeatedly raped by an older foster brother, I began scouring records and state governmental agencies to glean stats on sexual abuse in foster homes across the country.

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The most recent clinical studies I found were from 2005 — but many national adoption experts say that young kids are in jeopardy all over America when they are placed in foster care.