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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Studies show foster care a toxic environment

More than a decade ago, Casey Family Programs and Harvard Medical School released a comprehensive study of the outcomes for children placed in foster care. The outcomes were dismal.

The foster children had twice the level of post-traumatic stress disorder as Gulf War veterans, nearly one-third were abused in foster care and, as young adults, only one in five was doing well. Many other studies had found similar outcomes before, and others have since.

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