ERIC Number: EJ852075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
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Children with ADHD in Residential Care
Casey, Kathryn J.; Hagaman, Jessica L.; Trout, Alexandra L.; Reid, Robert; Chmelka, Beth; Thompson, Ronald W.; Daly, Daniel L.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v17 n6 p909-927 Dec 2008
Little is known about the characteristics or functioning of children with ADHD in residential care as compared to their non-ADHD peers. This study evaluated data on 538 children with (n = 125) and without (n = 413) ADHD in residential care to determine demographic, mental health, behavioral, and treatment (i.e., medication use) characteristics. Results revealed that both groups presented elevated risks, however, scores for children with ADHD indicated even greater levels of need. Specifically, differences were found between the two groups on demographics (e.g., family reunification status, restrictiveness of prior out-of-home placements), behavior (e.g., attention problems, rule-breaking and aggressive behaviors) and medication status. Findings suggest there is a need for aftercare services to help support families as children transition from care, interventions to address behavior, and medication management through assessment and monitoring.
Descriptors: Residential Care, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Children, Individual Characteristics, Comparative Analysis, Mental Health, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Drug Therapy, Family Relationship, Aggression, Family Programs, Transitional Programs, Intervention, Institutionalized Persons, At Risk Persons
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