ERIC Number: ED460488
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Publication Date: 1996-Feb
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Individualized Service Strategies for Children with Emotional/Behavioral Disturbances in Foster Care: Summary of Practice, Findings, & Systemic Recommendations.
Clark, Hewitt B.; Boyd, L. Adlai; Lee, Barbara; Prange, Mark E.; Barrett, Beth; Stewart, Elizabeth Steinhardt; Rose, Mark R.; Knapp, Kristin
This paper presents results of an evaluation study of the Fostering Individualized Assistance Program (FIAP), an effort to provide individualized wraparound supports and services to foster children with emotional/behavioral disturbances and their families (foster, biological, and/or adoptive). The program aims to stabilize child placement and improve child emotional and behavioral adjustment through means such as: (1) child and family assessment; (2) life-domain service planning; (3) clinical case management of individualized, wraparound supports and services; and (4) follow-along supports to maintain permanency. The study compared a sample (n=54) of children who received this individualized, wraparound process with a comparable sample of children who received standard services through the Florida foster care system. Findings indicated that: FIAP children were significantly less likely to change placements than comparison children; both groups showed significant improvement in emotional/behavioral adjustment over time; FIAP boys were more likely to show signs of delinquency than comparison boys; older FIAP youth were more likely than comparison youth to be in permanency settings; and school absences and suspensions were lower for FIAP youth. Recommendations for developing and implementing an individualized wraparound system of care are offered. (Contains 11 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Children, Delivery Systems, Emotional Disturbances, Foster Care, Individualized Programs, Integrated Services, Outcomes of Treatment, Placement, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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