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NCJ Number: 173421 Find in a Library
Title: Treatment Foster Care
Series: OJJDP Family Strengthening Series
Author(s): Patricia Chamberlain Ph.D.
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Home Office Great Britain Minister of State
London, England
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Health and Human Services
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Grant Number: R01MH47458
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Home Office Great Britain Minister of State
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes treatment foster care (TFC), an alternative to corrections and group care facilities for juvenile offenders.
Abstract: Treatment foster care places juvenile offenders who require residential treatment with foster families who are trained to provide close supervision, fair limits, consistent consequences, and a supportive relationship, instead of with other delinquents. The TFC model has proven to be relatively effective when compared with other community-based treatment models. Youths have programs designed to fit their needs, problems, and strengths. Young people are not placed with others who have similar problems and may be a source of negative influence. Placement in TFC provides juvenile delinquents with a relatively nonrestrictive experience and promotes learning and adjustment in a family setting, increasing the possibility of future progress. The TFC intervention benefits from the powerful influence skilled and trained adults can have on young people who have severe delinquency problems. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Intermediate sanctions; Juvenile delinquents; Juvenile foster homes; Juvenile residential treatment centers; Team treatment; Treatment; Treatment intervention model
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