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Interview by Meeri Kim
April 20, 2017
Psychologist Philip Fisher studies how foster care affects children’s neurobiological and psychological development. He emphasizes the need to move the science forward and to understand all the moving parts — what works for whom and why in the context of the interventions that are developed.
Meeri Kim: An increasing number of children worldwide are being raised in foster care due to a history of maltreatment. Multiple studies have found that these kids are at increased risk for disruptions in emotional and behavioral development. What makes foster children more vulnerable to these negative outcomes? [continue]