This study evaluates the level of behavior problems in a previously little studied group—children with founded cases of abuse and neglect receiving child welfare services in their own homes. A sample of 149 maltreated children, living at home, were evaluated on the CBCL as they entered a service program to which they were referred by a large public child protective service system. These children were found to have elevated levels of behavior problems, with 43.6% scoring in the problematic range, a rate similar to children entering foster care. Practice and policy implications of these findings are discussed and highlighted.
Mennen, Ferol; Meezan, William; Aisenberg, Gino; and McCroskey, Jacquelyn
"Behavior Problems of Maltreated Children Receiving In-Home Child Welfare Services,"
Journal of Family Strengths: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol4/iss2/4