Pearson product-moment correlations were used to determine the relationship of the five risk factors to discharge scores on the CBCL and the ACLSA. Psychiatric history of the mother was found to be significantly negatively correlated with the Somatic scale (r = -.45, p < .05) of the CBCL.
Drug abuse of the child also was found to be negatively correlated with the Basic Education scale of the ACLSA (r = -.52, p < .05), suggesting that these adolescents were having more problems in school, despite treatment.
On the ACLSA, only one scale was found to be significantly correlated with previous placements, that is, Pregnancy and Parenting Awareness (r = .49, p < .05).
On the ACLSA, drug abuse of the mother was found to be positively correlated to the Basic Education difference score (r = .72, p < .05), Work Habits difference score (r = .62, p < .05), and Leisure Time difference score (r = .58, p < .05).
The psychiatric history of the mother was found to be associated with low discharge scores on the Communication Skills scale of the ACLSA. This correlation makes sense in that a psychiatric disorder can affect how the mother communicates with others.