Pediatrics

Foster care helps neglected children be more resilient, healthy

Neglected children who are placed with foster care families earlier in life are more likely to be just as resilient and competent socially, academically and physically as their peers who have never been institutionalized ...

Medications

Growing opioid epidemic forcing more children into foster care

The opioid epidemic has become so severe it's considered a national public health emergency. Addiction to prescription painkillers, such as oxycodone and morphine, has contributed to a dramatic rise in overdose deaths and ...

Pediatrics

Q&A: How is the US opioid crisis affecting children?

Public attention to the historic wave of opioid addiction gripping the U.S. has focused mostly on its effect on adults and the thousands who have died of overdoses. Missed by much of the spotlight, though, is a hidden epidemic: ...

Pediatrics

Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes

The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother's womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now here in a shabby courthouse ...

Pediatrics

More US kids in foster care; parental drug abuse a factor

The number of children in the U.S. foster care system has increased for the fourth year in a row, with substance abuse by parents a major factor, according to new federal data released on Thursday.

Pediatrics

Voters tapped as Ohio opioid crisis stretches foster care

Ohio's opioid crisis is stretching the state's foster care system as more and more children are removed from the homes of their drug-addicted parents, leading to ballot requests Tuesday for more funding.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Foster care damages the health of mothers

Spending time in foster care can have serious consequences for the health and well-being of children. But what about their mothers?

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