Our Twenty-First Century Quest: Locating Effective Mental Health Interventions for Children and Young People in Care, and Those Adopted From Care (Chapter 3 in Mental Health Services for Vulnerable Children and Young People: Supporting Children Who Are, or Have Been, in Foster Care).
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This chapter considers the availability, relevance, and strength of evidence about the effectiveness of mental health interventions for children in care. Information is provided on the current status of metal health interventions for children in care and those adopted from care, research findings that suggest child parent psychotherapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy are possibly effective, and strategies for improving the evaluation of mental health interventions. 44 references.
Mental health services; Foster care; Foster children; Foster adolescents; Adopted adolescents; Adopted children; Therapeutic effectiveness; Evidence based practice; evaluation methods; Therapeutic intervention