Alcohol, drug, and mental health specialty treatment services and race/ethnicity: a national study of children and families involved with child welfare.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We used data on a national sample of children involved with child welfare systems to compare American Indian caregivers with White, Black, and Hispanic caregivers in their need for, and receipt of, specialty alcohol, drug, and mental health treatment. American Indian caregivers were significantly less likely to receive services than were Hispanic caregivers (P<.05) but not significantly less likely than were White or Black caregivers. Child placement, child age, and caregiver psychiatric comorbidity were significantly associated with service receipt.

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Cited Authors

  • Libby, AM; Orton, HD; Barth, RP; Webb, MB; Burns, BJ; Wood, P; Spicer, P

Published Date

  • April 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 96 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 628 - 631

PubMed ID

  • 16507729

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1470541

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/AJPH.2004.059436


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States