Mental Health Risks to Infants and Toddlers in Foster Care

This paper describes mental health risks to infants and young children in foster care. The paper describes risks of a relational and contextual nature, including: poor attachment signaling by foster infants and toddlers, discomfort with infant and toddler dependency by some foster parents, and regulatory problems of foster infants and toddlers, and a lack of coordinated and coherent efforts to help foster infants and toddlers.
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John Kelly is editor-in-chief of The Chronicle of Social Change.