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ERIC Number: EJ895176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
Preliminary Support for Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care in Reducing Substance Use in Delinquent Boys
Smith, Dana K.; Chamberlain, Patricia; Eddy, J. Mark
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v19 n4 p343-358 2010
Although effective outpatient treatments have been identified for the well-documented negative outcomes associated with delinquency and substance use, effective treatments for youths in out-of-home care are rare. In this study, 12- and 18-month substance use outcomes were examined for a sample of 79 boys who were randomly assigned to Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (experimental condition) or to group care (comparison condition). The boys in the experimental condition had lower levels of self-reported drug use at 12 months, and lower levels of tobacco, marijuana, and other drug use at 18 months. Limitations and future directions are discussed. (Contains 1 table, 2 figures, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon