Health

Mental health preparedness among older youth in foster care

An estimated 25,000 to 28,000 youth transition out of foster care each year in the United States. In a new study, interviews with hundreds of 17-year-olds in the California foster care system reveal not only elevated mental ...

Medications

Researchers estimate societal costs of the opioid epidemic

The devastating consequences of the opioid crisis are far-reaching in the United States, impacting public health as well as social and economic welfare. Penn State researchers recently collaborated to address the issue in ...

Pediatrics

Uninformed, overwhelmed clients; unrealistic agency expectations

More than 1.2 million children in the United States receive services because they are mistreated and about 400,000 of them are placed in foster care annually. Prior studies have shown that only 23 percent of children in the ...

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