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ERIC Number: EJ1139647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
A Quasi-Experimental Study of Trauma-Informed Psychiatric Residential Treatment for Children and Adolescents
Boel-Studt, Shamra Marie
Research on Social Work Practice, v27 n3 p273-282 May 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a trauma-informed approach that was adapted for psychiatric residential treatment (PRT) for children aged 5-17. Methods: Data were extracted from case files of 100 youths who received traditional PRT and 105 youths who received trauma-informed PRT (TI-PRT). Outcome measures included change in functional impairment, physical restraints and locked seclusion room incidents, length of time in care, and discharge placement type. Results: Results of a repeated measures analysis of variance demonstrated that youth who received TI-PRT experienced greater improvements in functional impairment. Results of a zero-inflated Poisson showed that youth in TI-PRT had fewer seclusion room incidents. Finally, the average length of time in care was significantly shorter for the TI-PRT group. Discussion: The results support trauma-informed PRT as a promising approach for helping youth achieve greater stability in functioning and for addressing issues of long-standing concern in residential care settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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