ERIC Number: EJ582433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Caregiver Substance Abuse among Maltreated Children Placed in Out-of-Home Care.
Besinger, Bridgett A.; Garland, Ann F.; Litrownik, Alan J.; Landsverk, John A.
Child Welfare, v78 n2 p221-39 Mar-Apr 1999
Reviewed child protective services' case records of 639 children placed in out-of-home care due to maltreatment, and systematically evaluated substance abuse by the child's parents or guardian prior to placement. Found that 79% of caregivers met criteria for caregiver substance abuse (CSA); children with and without CSA differed in age, ethnicity, family composition, and type of maltreatment. (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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