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HOMELESS CHILDREN

HOMELESS CHILDREN Characteristics of homeless children were assessed in interviews with 82 homeless families, including 156 children, living in 14 Massachusetts family shelters. Developmental delays, severe depression and anxiety, and learning difficulties were common among the children. Based on the use of research screening instruments, about half the children were found in need of psychiatric referral and evaluation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Orthopsychiatry American Psychological Association

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1987 American Orthopsychiatric Association, Inc.
ISSN
0002-9432
eISSN
1939-0025
DOI
10.1111/j.1939-0025.1987.tb03538.x
pmid
3591912
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Abstract

Characteristics of homeless children were assessed in interviews with 82 homeless families, including 156 children, living in 14 Massachusetts family shelters. Developmental delays, severe depression and anxiety, and learning difficulties were common among the children. Based on the use of research screening instruments, about half the children were found in need of psychiatric referral and evaluation.

Journal

American Journal of OrthopsychiatryAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Apr 1, 1987

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