Child Protection Service interference in childhood and the relation with mental health problems and delinquency in young adulthood

Authors Laura van Duin, Floor Bevaart, Carmen H. Paalman, Marie-Jolette A. Luijks, Josjan Zijlmans, Reshmi Marhe, Arjen A.J. Blokland, Theo A. H. Doreleijers, Arne Popma
Published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
Publication date 2017
Research groups Public health and public safety
Type Article


Most multi‑problem young adults (18–27 years old) have been exposed to childhood maltreatment and/or have been involved in juvenile delinquency and, therefore, could have had Child Protection Service (CPS) interference during childhood. The extent to which their childhood problems persist and evolve into young adult‑ hood may differ substantially among cases. This might indicate heterogeneous profiles of CPS risk factors. These pro‑ files may identify combinations of closely interrelated childhood problems which may warrant specific approaches for problem recognition and intervention in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to retrospectively identify distinct statistical classes based on CPS data of multi‑problem young adults in The Netherlands and to explore whether these classes were related to current psychological dysfunctioning and delinquent behaviour. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (

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Published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
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