Segregated Care: Local Area Tests of Distinctiveness and Discharge Criteria.
Israel, Nathaniel. Accomazzo, Sarah. Romney, Stephanie. Zlatevski, Danijela.
Published: July-September 2015
Residential Treatment For Children and Youth
Vol. 32, No. 3 , p. 233-250
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This study investigated two questions relevant to optimizing use of segregated care in a public behavioral health system. First, it investigated whether day treatment and residential day treatment services filled a unique niche in a local continuum of care. Second, it tested whether treatment in segregated care would result in differential readiness for discharge based on the specific criteria used for discharge. Results supported a very limited role for segregated care in this continuum of care and supported the hypothesis that segregated care differentially prepares youth for meeting particular step-down criteria. (Author abstract)
residential treatment; residential care institutions; SECLUSION; decision making; independent living skills; foster children