ERIC Number: ED254819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Indiana Residential Child Care Study.
Brown, Ann L.; Johnson, Marilee
To compose a comprehensive description of the residential child care needs in Indiana, county agencies, county welfare departments, and probation departments were surveyed. Respondents were asked to identify the characteristics of children placed in Indiana residential facilities, in out-of-state residential care, and of those whom the agency was unable to place. In addition, respondents indicated their perceptions of child care facilities and services needs. Data were collected for the 3-month period from October to December, 1982, and coded for analysis. The results showed that most children were able to be placed in facilities which met their needs. The children who needed different types of facilities were in need of comprehensive structured environments and/or specialized counseling services. Male placements outnumbered females by over 2 to 1, and eight of every ten wards placed in residential care were between the ages of 13 and 18. (The major portion of this report presents the survey results in 45 data tables with accompanying text. The appendices include a detailed description of the study methodology and the survey instrument.) (MCF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN. Social Research and Service Center.