New Study Looks At Foster Care, Parental Incarceration, and Youth Mental Health

Theravive – October 25, 2022

A new study published in the Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect looked at youth prevalence, disparities and mental health at the intersection of parental incarceration and foster care. “Our study looked at adolescent health in the context of parental incarceration and foster care,” study author Luke Muentner told us. “Actually, we hoped to gain a deeper understanding of how exposure to both the criminal justice and child welfare systems has a different impact on youth mental health compared to peers exposed to just one system, and those never exposed to the system were affected.”

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