When The Next Step Is Residential Treatment.
Published: May-June 2018
Fostering Families Today
Vol. 18, No. 2 , p. 40-43
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This article discusses the challenges faced by adoptive families when their adopted children have mental health problems that necessitate residential care and reviews reasons for residential care, steps parents need to take to access residential treatment for their children, barriers to residential treatment, treatment modalities, the need for parents to stay involved, the pros and cons of residential treatment, and factors that increase the likelihood of maintaining gains after discharge.
foster adolescents; residential care institutions; residential treatment; behavior problems; mental disorders; decision making; parent engagement; barriers; predictor variables; behavior modification