Learning Objective 1: have a greater awareness of the mental health outcomes of those from foster care.
Learning Objective 2: have a greater understanding of the perceptions and experiences of those in and from foster care.
Most children in foster care, if not all, experience feelings of confusion, fear, apprehension of the unknown, loss, sadness, anxiety, and stress. Such feelings and experiences must be addressed and treated early to prevent or decrease poor developmental and mental health outcomes that ultimately affect a child's educational experience and the quality of adulthood. Systemic orientation for all children entering foster care is proposed as a preventative intervention that addresses associated experiences of children in foster care.
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