Mental Health Concerns: Children in Foster Care

A New Information Packet Examines the Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care.

NACAC-LogoOur friends at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) recently clued us into the existence of the following piece of literature:

The National Center for Child Welfare Excellence (NCCWE) has released a new packet of information — Emotional and Psychological Well-Being of Children in Foster Care — that explores facts and statistics about the mental health concerns of children in foster care. The report emphasizes the importance of assessments of children given the abuse, neglect, and trauma they have typically experienced. The packet also emphasizes the importance of education and training for foster parents, and highlights policies and practices that help children in foster care access mental health services.