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The Head Start advantage: Success in child welfare

Description:

​​​This brief highlights research about the influence of Head Start on child welfare. Some specific influences noted are fewer child welfare encounters, increased support services for children in non-parental care, and improvement in social-emotional outcomes for children in foster care. Additionally, there are explanations about why child welfare is an important focus in Head Start and what Head Start does to support children involved or at risk of being involved in the child welfare system.

Resource Type:
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Country:
United States

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