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Community Treatment for YouthEvidence-Based Interventions for Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders$
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Barbara J. Burns and Kimberly Hoagwood

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195134575

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134575.001.0001

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Treatment Foster Care

Treatment Foster Care

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(p.117) 6 Treatment Foster Care
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Community Treatment for Youth
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Patricia Chamberlain

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134575.003.0006

Treatment foster care (TFC) is a family-based alternative to residential, institutional, and group care for children and adolescents displaying significant behavioral, emotional, and mental health problems. This chapter examines the use of TFC in children and adolescents with antisocial and conduct problems. It presents a brief overview of the development of antisocial behavior throughout childhood and adolescence, including a description of antecedents and risk factors at various stages of development. Examples of the use of the TFC model are then discussed, including identification of outcomes targeted for change in treatment. The key parameters of the Oregon TFC model are described. The practical aspects of running a TFC program are also considered.

Keywords:   TFC, children, adolescents, child mental health, intervention, antisocial behavior

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