Foster youth and drug use : Exploring risk and protective factors. / Barn, Ravinder; Tan, Jo-Pei.

In: Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 56, 09.2015, p. 107-115.

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Foster youth and drug use : Exploring risk and protective factors. / Barn, Ravinder; Tan, Jo-Pei.

In: Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 56, 09.2015, p. 107-115.

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Barn, R & Tan, J-P 2015, 'Foster youth and drug use: Exploring risk and protective factors', Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 56, pp. 107-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.07.007

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Barn, Ravinder ; Tan, Jo-Pei. / Foster youth and drug use : Exploring risk and protective factors. In: Children and Youth Services Review. 2015 ; Vol. 56. pp. 107-115.

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