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Foster Care and Stress

From Concordia St. Paul:
Children in foster care exposed to traumatic events, such as family disruption and placement in multiple foster homes, experience long-lasting negative effects:

  • Brain impairments
  • Variations to gene expressions
  • Issues with physical growth and development
  • Complications forming attachments
  • Serious health problems
  • Significant mental health conditions
  • 20 percent of children in foster care experienced symptoms of PTSD
  • Around 90% of foster youth experience trauma
  • Foster children are 2.5 times more likely to develop a mental health disorder