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ERIC Number: EJ783025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4021
Mental Health Assessment of Infants in Foster Care
Silver, Judith; Dicker, Sheryl
Child Welfare, v86 n5 p35-55 Sep-Oct 2007
Infants placed in foster care are at high risk for emotional and behavioral problems. Assessment of their mental health must account for their often-adverse life experiences prior to placement and the involvement of multiple systems that shape their lives in lieu of parents' authority. This article presents practice guidelines for infant mental health evaluations with consideration of legal requirements and the unique issues conferred by foster care. (Contains 1 table and 2 footnotes.)
Child Welfare League of America. P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Tel: 800-407-6273; Tel: 770-280-4164; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A