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Institutional care for young children is associated with difficulties in functioning across domains. This study examined nearly two decades of data from institutionalized children who participated in a randomized controlled trial of foster care as an alternative to institutional care. We found persistent positive effects of family placements across development, though the magnitude of effects varied by domain and wave.

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This page is a summary of: A Comprehensive Multilevel Analysis of the Bucharest Early Intervention Project: Causal Effects on Recovery From Early Severe Deprivation, American Journal of Psychiatry, May 2023, American Psychiatric Association, DOI: 10.1176/appi.ajp.20220672.
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