Children involved with kid welfare systems are in high risk for behavioral and emotional problems Children in the child welfare system, youngsters and those remaining in their homes especially, have low rates of mental health services use, according to an article in the December issue of The Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals small bald areas . According to the article, children involved with child welfare systems are in high risk for behavioral and emotional problems. Additionally, many kids with mental health issues do not receive treatment, especially ethnic and minority children, the article claims.