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Extending Foster Care to Age 21: Weighing the Costs to Government against the Benefits to Youth

This Chapin Hall study, from June 2009, examines the positive impact that allowing youth to remain in foster care until 21 can have, one of the major findings is that it could lead to increased educational attainment.


Child Abuse & Neglect, Reactive Attachment Disorder

This article, from October 2009, analyzes the relationship between child abuse and neglect and reactive attachment disorder.


Total Estimated Cost of Child Abuse  and Neglect in the United States

This study, funded by Pew Charitable Trusts and executed by Prevent Child Abuse America, estimates the direct and indirect costs of child abuse and neglect. http://member.preventchildabuse.org/site/DocServer/cost_analysis.pdf?docID=144  

4th National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4) Report to Congress

The NIS gathers information from multiple sources to estimate the number of children who  are abused or neglected children, providing information about the nature and severity of the maltreatment, the characteristics of the children, perpetrators, and families, and more.


The Contribution of Childhood Emotional Abuse to Teen Dating Violence Among Child Protective Services-Involved Youth



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