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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

Mental Health and Spirituality among Youth in Foster Care

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Session Number: 2000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Peter Pecora

All Authors for this paper: Peter Pecora; Catherine White; Lovie Jackson; Anne Havalchak; Kirk O'Brien

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: The Casey Field Office Mental Health Study (CFOMH) sought to gain a better understanding of the mental health status and spirituality of youth currently in foster care. Preliminary analyses indicated that nearly three in ten (28.1%) respondents had at least one current (past 12 months) diagnosis, and two-thirds (66.7%) had at least one lifetime diagnosis. The vast majority of participants (94.1%) indicated that they believe there is a God, Creator, or Higher Power. Preliminary analyses found a significant relation between the degree to which youth consider spirituality to be helpful and their number of mental health diagnoses.

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM