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Three out of four institutionalized children are severely mentally ill

A new report reveals that 76 percent of children and adolescents who live in Norwegian child welfare institutions have serious psychiatric diagnoses. Only 38 percent report that they receive appropriate psychiatric help.

Young foster children seem as secure as other kids

Two- and three-year-old foster children tend to feel as secure in their attachments to their foster parents as other kids do with their parents.

Half of all foster kids in Norway have mental disorders

Researchers think Norwegian legislation and the organization of the country’s child welfare services might be part of the problem.