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Pennsylvania Adoptees Longitudinal Study (PALS)

This study will examine various factors within the home of children adopted from the child welfare system between the ages of 4 and 10 that may impact their development. The first visit will occur remotely via Penn State Health Microsoft Teams; the second visit is optional and will occur within 4 weeks of the first visit at the Transforming Lives of Children Center in Harrisburg, PA; and the third visit will occur one year after the first visit, when research staff will travel to participants' homes. This research will help understand the factors that impact the development of children adopted from the child welfare system and how we may better serve these children and their families.

The child and parent will be asked to complete interviews, questionnaires and various tasks. Parents may also be asked to complete questionnaires online.Participation will last for one year and include the following:-One visit occurring remotely via PSH Microsoft Teams-One visit at the Transforming the Lives of Children Center in Harrisburg, PA, four weeks after Zoom visit (optional)-Final visit at home will occur one year after the first Zoom visit



Brian Allen 717-531-0003, ext=321713
Pediatrics: Child Abuse (HERSHEY)

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Inclusion Criteria:
Child age between 4 and 10
Child legally adopted by the caregiver
The same caregiver will participate in each of the visits

Exclusion Criteria:
Child diagnosed with intellectual disability
A biological parent resides in the same home as the child
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Altoona, PA ,
Carlisle, PA ,
DuBois, PA ,
Erie, PA ,
Greater Philadelphia Area, PA ,
Greater Pittsburgh Area, PA ,
Harrisburg, PA ,
Hazleton, PA ,
Hershey, PA ,
Mont Alto, PA ,
Reading, PA ,
Schuylkill Haven, PA ,
Sharon, PA ,
State College, PA ,
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Area, PA ,
Williamsport, PA ,
York, PA ,