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ERIC Number: EJ862655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1053-1890
Community Adaptation of Youth Accessing Residential Programs or a Home-Based Alternative: School Attendance and Academic Functioning
Frensch, Karen; Cameron, Gary; Preyde, Michele
Child & Youth Care Forum, v38 n6 p287-303 Dec 2009
Caregivers of 210 youth receiving residential treatment (RT) or intensive family services (IFS) in Ontario were interviewed about the long term community adaptation of youth after leaving these programs. School attendance and academic functioning data at admission, discharge, and 12-18 months post-discharge were analyzed to explore predictors of school status and serious school difficulties at follow up. Youth with increased delinquent behaviors at admission were almost four times more likely to not be in school at follow up. Increased delinquent behavior at discharge was predictive of serious school difficulties at follow up. Half of RT youth and one-third of IFS youth over 16 were not in school at follow up. Transitional supports that sustain school engagement after RT or IFS are critical to the successful community adaptation of youth with mental health needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada