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Mental Health

Children's Mental Health

This 2016 brief provides key facts on mental health issues related to children - how many are affected, how many receive the care they need, what level of mental health coverage is available, and more.
Jan 25, 2016 Read More

Poverty & Involvement in the Child Welfare...

This 2016 brief provides key facts on the intersection between poverty and involvement in the child welfare system, as well as policy recommendations to ensure family economic security.
Jan 24, 2016 Read More
Foster Care

Family Visitation in the Child Welfare System

This updated 2016 policy brief provides background on visitation for parents and their children in foster care, an overview of research findings on visitation and policy recommendations for visitation.
Jan 14, 2016 Read More

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