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ERIC Number: ED330175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Pages: 258
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Therapeutic Foster Care. Volume III. Series on Community-Based Services for Children and Adolescents Who Are Severely Emotionally Disturbed.
Stroul, Beth A.
This document is part of a series of monographs on community-based services for children and adolescents who are severely emotionally disturbed. The series is the product of a national study of community-based service approaches which identified over 200 programs serving emotionally disturbed children and included visits to several programs representing a variety of service delivery approaches. This volume begins with presentation of a model system of care, along with principles for service delivery. A literature- and program-based review of therapeutic foster care services is then presented, focusing on: definition and terminology; history; philosophy and goals; characteristics; variables such as treatment intensity and treatment approach; specific services such as preplacement, intervention, discharge, and follow-up; services to natural families; linkages; clients; staffing; treatment parents; resources; evaluation; and major advantages and challenges. Two programs are described in detail--the Family Network Program of the Lee Mental Health Center (Fort Myers, Florida) and Pressley Ridge Youth Development Extension (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) One-page profiles of 32 therapeutic foster care programs are also provided. An appendix contains "The Story of Amanda," a case study of a 10-year-old emotionally disturbed child successfully treated in a therapeutic foster care home. (JDD)
CASSP Technical Assistance Center, Georgetown University Child Development Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd., N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($10.00; $25.00 Volumes I-III).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Child and Adolescent Service System Program.
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ. Child Development Center, Washington, DC. CASSP Technical Assistance Center.