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What works in group care? -- A structured review of treatment models for group homes and residential care

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This paper presents findings from a structured review of treatment models that are relevant to group care and residential treatment settings for children involved with the child welfare system. Initiated and guided by The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, five treatment models -- Positive Peer Culture, Teaching Family Model, Sanctuary Model, Stop-Gap Model, and Re-ED -- were reviewed for effectiveness. In this paper, each model's treatment features are described and relevant outcome studies reviewed in terms of their effectiveness as well as relevance for child welfare practice. Findings indicate that four of the models are either supported or promising in terms of evidence for effectiveness. Implications for group care practice and research are discussed.

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  • James, Sigrid, 2011. "What works in group care? -- A structured review of treatment models for group homes and residential care," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 308-321, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:33:y:2011:i:2:p:308-321
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