Effectiveness of treatment foster care with children and adolescents

A review of outcome studies

Linda Reddy, Steven I. Pfeiffer

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of treatment foster care with children and adolescents. Methods: Published outcome studies (N = 40) from 1974 to 1996 were systematically reviewed and coded. A weighted predictive value statistic was used to analyze the impact of treatment foster care on five dependent variables: placement permanency, behavior problems, discharge status, social skills, and psychological adjustment. Results: Treatment foster care produced large positive effects on increasing placement permanency and children's social skills. Medium positive effects were found in reducing behavior problems, improving psychological adjustment, and reducing restrictiveness of postdischarge placement. Conclusions: Few investigations collected data both at time of program completion and follow- up, precluding a test of the durability and generalizability of treatment foster care outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-588
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Child Care
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Social Adjustment
Therapeutics
Social Skills
Problem Behavior
Emotional Adjustment

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 36, No. 5, 01.01.1997, p. 581-588.

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