Title

Family involvement and changes in child behavior during residential mental health treatment.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Keywords

Behavior Change, Family Relations, Mental Health Services, Residential Care Institutions, Treatment Outcomes, Interpersonal Communication, Involvement, Inpatients, Childhood (birth-12 yrs), Adolescence (13-17 yrs), Empirical Study, Mathematical Model, Quantitative Study, Tests & Measures, Child Behavior Checklist

Abstract

The goal of this study was to use administrative data to examine the association between family involvement and youth outcomes for a Medicaid-funded residential treatment program in Florida. Differences between in-person and telephone intervention contacts based on the proximity of the family residence to the program were also explored. Family involvement, including phone contacts, is associated with improved youth outcomes during the treatment episode.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Robst, J., Rohrer, L., Armstrong, M. I., Dollard, N., Sharrock, P. J., Batsche, C., & Reader, S. (2013). Family involvement and changes in child behavior during residential mental health treatment. Child and Youth Care Forum, 42(3), 225-238. doi:10.1007/s10566-013-9201-6