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Infants of Depressed Mothers Living in Poverty

Document date: January 21, 2011
Released online: January 21, 2011

More than half of all infants living in poverty have a mother suffering from depression. Urban Institute Fellow Olivia Golden discusses the dangers and developmental risks these babies and toddlers face. While depression is treatable, many poor mothers do not receive care. But opportunities do exist, Golden explains, to identify these depressed mothers and connect them to help and support.



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Infants of Depressed Mothers Living in Poverty: Opportunities to Identify and Serve

Reforming Child Welfare

Home Visiting and Maternal Depression: Seizing the Opportunities to Help Mothers and Young Children


Topics/Tags: | Children and Youth | Families and Parenting | Poverty, Assets and Safety Net

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