Report

The mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents in home-based foster care

Journal
Mental health Children Social security Well-being Social issues Foster care Australia
Description

The study identifies the prevalence of mental health problems, rates of suicidal ideation and behaviour, and use of professional mental health services among children and adolescents residing in home-based foster care. It finds that Children in home-based foster care experience high rates of mental health problems but only a minority receive professional help for their problems. The study identifies the prevalence of mental health problems, rates of suicidal ideation and behaviour, and use of professional mental health services among children and adolescents residing in home-based foster care, and compares these rates with those reported for children and adolescents in the general Australian community. It finds that Children in home-based foster care experience high rates of mental health problems but only a minority receive professional help for their problems.

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