Profile of Youth in Out-of-Home Care Residential Programs (2010-2011)
This project examined subgroups of children placed in three categories of out-of-home care: State Inpatient Psychiatric Program, Therapeutic Group Care, and Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care.
Describe profiles of youth place in residential out-of-home care settings and identify risk factors for less desirable outcomes associated with each subgroup.
Long Term Impact
- Develop effective targeted interventions for youth with serious emotional disturbance who are placed in residential mental health programs.
- Reduce length of stay in residential care and to prevent re-admission to residential mental health programs
Peer reviewed paper submitted to American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.