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According to a 2009 report by the US Government Accountability Office, "Children in foster care tend to exhibit more numerous and serious medical conditions than other children, including mental health problems."

National CASA offers the following resources and information to help child advocates understand issues related to the mental and physical health of children in foster care. 

National CASA Publications

Publications - Other Organizations


The US Department of Justice has supported CASA advocacy since 1985 through its Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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