ERIC Number: EJ704489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
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Outcome Evaluation of Girls and Boys Town's Family Home Program
Larzelere, Robert E.; Daly, Daniel L.; Davis, Jerry L.; Chmelka, M. Beth; Handwerk, Michael L.
Education and Treatment of Children, v27 n2 p130-149 May 2004
The Teaching Family program is one of the most extensively researched models for residential care. A major meta-analysis found that the Teaching Family Model (TFM) was one of the five most consistently effective treatments for delinquents. However, two recent publications imply that behaviorally based and/or group treatments might be harmful. Moreover, studies have rarely investigated TFM outcomes for girls as well as boys. This study responds to these challenges by reporting outcomes of the Girls and Boys Town Family Home Program, a modification of the Teaching Family Model. Both boys and girls improved significantly on 16 of 17 standardized outcome scores and were functioning as well as national norms three months after discharge. This expands evidence of the Family Home Program's effectiveness to a wide range of outcomes for girls as well as boys.
Descriptors: Family Programs, Program Evaluation, Outcomes of Treatment, Youth Programs, Program Effectiveness, Delinquency, Residential Programs, Behavior Modification
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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