Behavioral health service use and costs among children in foster care

Marion Becker*, Neil Jordan, Rebecca Larsen

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Abstract

This article compares behavioral health service use and cost for foster care versus nonfoster care children; children before, during, and after foster care placement; and successfully reunified versus nonsuccessfully reunified foster care children. Behavioral health service costs for children in foster care were higher than for children not in foster care. Children in foster care used more services during their foster care placement than before placement and after discharge. Nonsuccessfully reunified children received a significantly larger quantity of services than those successfully reunified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-647
Number of pages15
JournalChild Welfare
Volume85
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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