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Author Chamberlain, Patricia.

Title Treating chronic juvenile offenders : advances made through the Oregon multidimensional treatment foster care model / Patricia Chamberlain
Edition First edition
Published Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2003]
copyright 2003
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Description 1 online resource ( xvi, 186 pages : illustrations)
Series Law and public policy
Law and public policy.
Contents The development of antisocial behavior -- How is theory related to interventions that are used and practiced? -- Theory of interventions, evidence for positive effects and barriers to successful treatment -- An overview of the history and development of the multidimensional treatment foster care model and the supporting research -- Multidimensional treatment foster care program components and principles of practice -- Mediators of treatment outcome -- Antisocial behavior and delinquency in girls -- An application of the multidimensional treatment foster care for early intervention -- The harsh realities of dissemination: some challenges of taking science-based interventions "to scale"
Summary This book presents several promising methods for treating chronic juvenile offenders that have proved to be effective in reducing juvenile crime. The book features the Oregon Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) program, which has emerged as an intervention model for chronic juvenile offenders who are already placed out of the home, typically incarcerated or in residential treatment facilities. The author presents and discusses factors that are known to influence the onset and escalation of antisocial behavior along with their implications for the design and implementation of community-based programs. She also describes variations of MTFC for specific populations such as girls and young children with behavioral disorders. Throughout the book, the author draws from the rich history of research on the development and treatment of antisocial behavior in children and adolescents, which has paved the way for the articulation of intervention models aimed at working with some of society's most troublesome youngsters
This book is intended for clinicians, community program administrators, researchers, policymakers, judges, and attorneys. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-173) and index
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care Program.
Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
Foster home care -- United States.
Juvenile recidivists -- United States.
Juvenile Delinquency -- rehabilitation.
Foster Home Care.
United States.
Form Electronic book