ERIC Number: ED330175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
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)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Welfare, Children, Community Services, Delivery Systems, Emotional Disturbances, Family Influence, Family Relationship, Family Role, Foster Care, Foster Family, Intervention, Mental Health Programs, Models, Program Descriptions, Psychiatric Services, Psychoeducational Methods, Severe Disabilities, Therapeutic Environment
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
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.