How Foreclosures Affect Children

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 How Foreclosures Affect Children


Child Suffering From ForeclosureHas anyone picked up today's article in DSNews about the impact of foreclosures on children? I must admit, until I read this I never gave this particular subject a lot of thought, despite the fact that foreclosure now apparently impacts some eight million children in the US.


The key points of the article include:

  • Children suffer more than anyone from a foreclosure.

  • There's a strong link between the rate of foreclosures and the rate of physical child abuse!

  • Researchers apparently found a 3% increase in physical abuse, 5% increase in traumatic brain injury with each 1% increase in 90-day mortgage delinquencies.

  • Foreclosure and financial stress leads to harsher/less supportive parenting.

  • Financial stress further leads to postponement of medical care--further exacerbating the situation.

With so many children affected and so many foreclosures it seems we might have a bit of an epidemic on our hands that will haunt a young generation for years to come. 



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