Effects of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Preschoolers (MTFC-P) on reducing permanent placement failures among children with placement instability

Philip A. Fisher, Hyoun Kyoung Kim, Katherine C. Pears

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The aims of the present study were to examine the effects of a therapeutic intervention for foster preschoolers with histories of placement instability on permanency outcomes and to determine whether the intervention's effectiveness on these outcomes varied based on prior maltreatment experiences. Permanency outcomes for 52 children who had experienced 4 or more placements prior to study entry (n = 29 intervention condition; n = 23 regular foster care condition) were examined through 24 months post-study entry. The results indicated no group differences in permanency attempt rates but more than double the rate of successful permanency attempts for the intervention condition. The findings indicated that systematic interventions have the potential to impact permanency outcomes among children with prior instability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-546
Number of pages6
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May 1

Fingerprint

Therapeutic Uses
Therapeutics
maltreatment
history
experience
Group

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

Cite this

@article{c978ca0a3ba34da693abd13f5bc46ccf,
title = "Effects of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Preschoolers (MTFC-P) on reducing permanent placement failures among children with placement instability",
abstract = "The aims of the present study were to examine the effects of a therapeutic intervention for foster preschoolers with histories of placement instability on permanency outcomes and to determine whether the intervention's effectiveness on these outcomes varied based on prior maltreatment experiences. Permanency outcomes for 52 children who had experienced 4 or more placements prior to study entry (n = 29 intervention condition; n = 23 regular foster care condition) were examined through 24 months post-study entry. The results indicated no group differences in permanency attempt rates but more than double the rate of successful permanency attempts for the intervention condition. The findings indicated that systematic interventions have the potential to impact permanency outcomes among children with prior instability.",
author = "Fisher, {Philip A.} and Kim, {Hyoun Kyoung} and Pears, {Katherine C.}",
year = "2009",
month = "5",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.childyouth.2008.10.012",
language = "English",
volume = "31",
pages = "541--546",
journal = "Children and Youth Services Review",
issn = "0190-7409",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Effects of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Preschoolers (MTFC-P) on reducing permanent placement failures among children with placement instability

AU - Fisher, Philip A.

AU - Kim, Hyoun Kyoung

AU - Pears, Katherine C.

PY - 2009/5/1

Y1 - 2009/5/1

N2 - The aims of the present study were to examine the effects of a therapeutic intervention for foster preschoolers with histories of placement instability on permanency outcomes and to determine whether the intervention's effectiveness on these outcomes varied based on prior maltreatment experiences. Permanency outcomes for 52 children who had experienced 4 or more placements prior to study entry (n = 29 intervention condition; n = 23 regular foster care condition) were examined through 24 months post-study entry. The results indicated no group differences in permanency attempt rates but more than double the rate of successful permanency attempts for the intervention condition. The findings indicated that systematic interventions have the potential to impact permanency outcomes among children with prior instability.

AB - The aims of the present study were to examine the effects of a therapeutic intervention for foster preschoolers with histories of placement instability on permanency outcomes and to determine whether the intervention's effectiveness on these outcomes varied based on prior maltreatment experiences. Permanency outcomes for 52 children who had experienced 4 or more placements prior to study entry (n = 29 intervention condition; n = 23 regular foster care condition) were examined through 24 months post-study entry. The results indicated no group differences in permanency attempt rates but more than double the rate of successful permanency attempts for the intervention condition. The findings indicated that systematic interventions have the potential to impact permanency outcomes among children with prior instability.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=63249087406&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=63249087406&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.childyouth.2008.10.012

DO - 10.1016/j.childyouth.2008.10.012

M3 - Article

VL - 31

SP - 541

EP - 546

JO - Children and Youth Services Review

JF - Children and Youth Services Review

SN - 0190-7409

IS - 5

ER -