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Welfare of Children in Foster Care: Health Care Needs and Social Security Benefits
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Editors: Cooper Mitchell and Mark E. Parker
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Approximately 662,000 children spend some time in foster care each year. Most enter care because they have experienced neglect or abuse by their parents. Between 35% and 60% of children entering foster care have at least one chronic or acute physical health condition that needs treatment. As many as one-half to three-fourths show behavioral or social competency problems that may warrant mental health services and substance abuse counseling. As many as 24,000 (about 6%) receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or other Social Security benefits. Some research suggests that a greater number of children in foster care might be eligible for SSI benefits if this assistance was sought. This book examines the health care needs and social security benefit issues facing children in the foster care system with a focus on medicaid benefits; private health insurance reforms; and possible legislative changes. (Imprint: Novinka)




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Table of Contents:
Preface pp. 1-x

Child Welfare: Health Care Needs of Children in Foster Care and Related Federal Issues
(Evelyne P. Baumrucker, Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara, Emilie Stoltzfus, Bernadette Fernandez, CRS)pp. 1-74

Child Welfare: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits for Children in Foster Care
(Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara, Scott Szymendera, Emilie Stoltzfus, CRS)pp. 75-118

Index pp. 119-125

   Series:
      Children's Issues, Laws and Programs
      Social Issues, Justice and Status
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2012-September
   Pages: 135, 6 x 9 (NBC - G)
   ISBN: 978-1-62257-143-7
   Status: AV
  
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