Evaluation of Family Preservation and Reunification Programs: Final Report - Volume Two. 4.2.2 Child Problems

09/01/2002

Table 4-3 shows caretakers' responses to questions about problems of children in the families. About three-fifths of respondents reported that their child "gets upset easily," and almost three-fourths reported that at least one child throws tantrums. Approximately one-fifth of the caretakers reported school problems for a child in the family; 19 percent had been absent a lot, 25 percent had failed a class, and 22 percent had been temporarily suspended from school. Approximately one-third of the caretakers reported aggressive behavior by the child; 31 percent indicated a child in their family "fights a lot with other kids" and 33 percent reported that the child is aggressive toward the caretaker.

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