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System of Care Approaches in Residential Treatment Facilities Serving Children with Serious Behavioral Health Needs


  • Kamala D. Allen
  • Sheila A. Pires
  • Jonathan Brown


This issue brief describes findings from a national survey of residential treatment facilities (RTFs) serving children and adolescents with serious behavioral health challenges. The survey explored how system of care principles are reflected in RTFs’ policies and practices as well as how RTFs are providing home- and community-based services and supports in addition to traditional offerings.

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  • Kamala D. Allen & Sheila A. Pires & Jonathan Brown, 2010. "System of Care Approaches in Residential Treatment Facilities Serving Children with Serious Behavioral Health Needs," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 96b64f7a2155417cadc1d8def, Mathematica Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:96b64f7a2155417cadc1d8deff137e67

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    Residential Treatment Facilities Children Behavioral Health Needs;

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    • I - Health, Education, and Welfare
    • J - Labor and Demographic Economics


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