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ERIC Number: EJ783028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4021
The Influence of Family Environment on Mental Health Need and Service Use among Vulnerable Children
Thompson, Richard; Lindsey, Michael A.; English, Diana J.; Hawley, Kristin M.; Lambert, Sharon; Browne, Dorothy C.
Child Welfare, v86 n5 p57-74 Sep-Oct 2007
Children in child welfare are especially likely to have unmet mental health needs. The role of family factors in children's use of mental health services was examined in a longitudinal sample of 1,075 maltreated or at-risk children. Vulnerable family environment (poor family functioning, low social support, and caregiver psychological distress) is an important predictor of children's mental health needs. It also predicts them not having these needs met. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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 - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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