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NCJ Number: NCJ 173421     Find in a Library
Title: Treatment Foster Care
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Author(s): Patricia Chamberlain Ph.D.
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 12
  Series: OJJDP Family Strengthening Series
  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): Juvenile foster homes ; Community-based corrections (juvenile) ; Treatment ; Alternatives to institutionalization ; Team treatment ; Juvenile residential treatment centers ; Juvenile delinquents ; Treatment intervention model ; Intermediate sanctions
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
NIMH Antisocial and Violent Behavior Branch
United States of America
Grant Number: R01MH47458
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Country: United States of America
Language: English
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