Relationship between placement change during foster care and utilization of emergency mental health services
The present study aimed to confirm a relationship between placement change during a foster care episode and use of emergency mental health care, specifically crisis services and psychiatric hospitalization. Additionally, the study sought to differentiate between placement change's impact on emergency mental health care and emergency mental health care's impact on placement change. We examined placement change during the first 90days in foster care among 19,351 Californian children and youth who started a new foster care episode between October 1998 and March 2001. Sample selection procedures differentiated between use of crisis and inpatient services prior to and following a placement change. Multivariate analysis revealed that while placement change is a significant predictor of subsequent psychiatric hospitalization, use of crisis services and psychiatric hospitalization are predictors of subsequent placement change. This bidirectional relationship suggests that children in foster care could benefit from both interventions that promote placement stability and improved mental health treatment following psychiatric crises.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Fisher, Philip A. & Kim, Hyoun K. & Pears, Katherine C., 2009. "Effects of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Preschoolers (MTFC-P) on reducing permanent placement failures among children with placement instability," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 31(5), pages 541-546, May.
- Sullivan, Melissa J. & Jones, Loring & Mathiesen, Sally, 2010. "School change, academic progress, and behavior problems in a sample of foster youth," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 32(2), pages 164-170, February.
- Freedman, David A., 2006. "On The So-Called "Huber-Sandwich Estimator" and "Robust Standard Errors"," The American Statistician, American Statistical Association, vol. 60, pages 299-302, November.
- James, Sigrid & Landsverk, John & Slymen, Donald J., 2004. "Placement movement in out-of-home care: patterns and predictors," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 26(2), pages 185-206, February.
- Park, Jung Min & Mandell, David S. & Lyons, John S., 2009. "Rates and correlates of recurrent psychiatric crisis episodes among children and adolescents in state custody," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 31(9), pages 1025-1029, September.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:34:y:2012:i:2:p:348-353. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zhang, Lei)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.