Does collaborative engagement affect the health of young children in child welfare system?

Tyrone Cheng, Celia C. Lo

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This temporal-ordered causal analysis of secondary data examined impacts of collaborative engagement, chronic health conditions, health and medical services, maltreatment types, and out-of-home placements on health of young children from families participating in the child welfare system. A national sample of 1,087 abused or neglected children (under age 5) was employed. Results suggested that a child's chronic health condition, receiving health and medical services, and receiving emergency medical services lowered the child's health level measured at subsequent interview, but collaborative engagement raised the child's health level measured at subsequent interview. Results identified, moreover, lower next-wave health levels among Hispanic and/or younger children, children cared for by nonbiological parents, and children who lived in lower income families. Implications for policy and intervention are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-311
Number of pages7
JournalFamilies in Society
Volume97
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

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Cheng, Tyrone ; Lo, Celia C. / Does collaborative engagement affect the health of young children in child welfare system?. In: Families in Society. 2016 ; Vol. 97, No. 4. pp. 305-311.
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Does collaborative engagement affect the health of young children in child welfare system? / Cheng, Tyrone; Lo, Celia C.

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