A Social Interactional Approach, Volume 5: FAMILY CONNECTIONS: A TREATMENT FOSTER CARE MODEL FOR DELINQUENT YOUTH

This book details the Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) program, designed for youths with a history of chronic delinquency who are at risk for placement in state training schools. In the program, a youth is placed with two trained and supervised foster parents for 6 to 12 months, and the youth’s parents participate in family therapy. Toward the end of the child’s stay in foster care, the youth and his or her parents participate in family therapy together. To date, outcome data indicate the program is an extremely promising intervention for this clinical population. (Publisher: Northwest Media Phone, (800)777-6636. Date:1994)