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Foster care involvement among youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities

JAMA Pediatrics

2024-02-12
(Press-News.org) About The Study: This study found that among youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Black youth and females faced higher risk for foster care involvement, and the likelihood of foster care involvement increased with age. There is an urgent need for research that focuses on addressing system-level factors that drive increased risk. Understanding the specific health needs of Black and female youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities is critical to ensure the formation, implementation, and monitoring of equitable delivery of health services. 

Authors: Lindsay Shea, Dr.P.H., of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.6580)

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[Press-News.org] Foster care involvement among youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities
JAMA Pediatrics