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Staff also like that they are able to engage more clinically with the residents and set limits that feel right in the moment as well as walking away and not needing to know what the consequence is immediately. It also decreases textbook opposition considerably.

That sharing power with the kids is actually extremely empowering for staff and improves our roles with the kids.

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That it is important to not get stuck in the same consequences and get in a rut but to be creative and individualize the consequences for the particular kid and the particular situation. Participants were recruited in 5 cohorts over 5 consecutive summers from a comprehensive list of children aged 9 to 11 who had been placed in foster care in the participating counties.

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That setting a limit is not the same thing as a power struggle. They would get preoccupied with what color they were on as well as what color everyone else was on. A mentoring and skills group intervention for preadolescents in foster care demonstrated better placement and permanency outcomes, especially for high-risk subgroups. What to let other programs should know: It is not as scary as it seems. Weekly goals are individualized and discussed with staff on an ongoing basis. Each resident initially created a list of positive and negative consequences that they feel would be good for them to earn and staff started from that point instead of a blueprint of consequences. Staff say it has opened up a whole new level of team collaboration and that has been really cool for them as a team. We hypothesized, a priori, that the intervention would take a few months to affect behavioral and mental health functioning and that changes in placements and permanency would not be realized before then. The team must have a strong working relationship and be able to honestly and positively communicate with each other to make this work. There were no significant treatment differences in predicting placement changes or permanency for the total sample. A handful of studies have found that parent-management training is effective in promoting placement stability and timely permanence.

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of a mentoring and skills group intervention for preadolescent children in foster care on placement stability and permanence at 1-year postintervention. The team must have a strong working relationship and be able to honestly and positively communicate with each other to make this work.

Analysis was by intention to treat.

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What to let other programs should know: It is not as scary as it seems. The team must have a strong working relationship and be able to honestly and positively communicate with each other to make this work. There were no significant treatment differences in predicting placement changes or permanency for the total sample. Participants were recruited in 5 cohorts over 5 consecutive summers from a comprehensive list of children aged 9 to 11 who had been placed in foster care in the participating counties. FHF includes 2 major components: skills groups and mentoring. It was also hypothesized that participation in the intervention would attenuate the well-documented relationship between behavior problems and placement instability. A mentoring and skills group intervention for preadolescents in foster care demonstrated better placement and permanency outcomes, especially for high-risk subgroups. State child welfare records provided information on number of placement changes, placement in residential treatment, and case closure ie, permanency. Many of the residents are also involved in the Leadership Council where youth get to voice their opinions about the program and recommend changes that should be made. After the baseline interview and before randomization, Mentoring, which has demonstrated short-term efficacy in some studies, was designed to provide children in foster care with an additional supportive adult who could serve as a role model and advocate. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of a mentoring and skills group intervention for preadolescent children in foster care on placement stability and permanence at 1-year postintervention. A celebration was being planned and the youth were very proud and eager to share this with us. The Fostering Healthy Futures FHF program is a 9-month preventive intervention for preadolescent children aged 9 to 11 who were recently placed in foster care because of child maltreatment.

For this reason, we examined outcomes within a study time frame that began 3 months into the 9-month intervention. We negotiated with a local RTC to interview youth who had recently eliminated the level system on their cottage. In addition, 1 child withdrew from the study. A celebration was being planned and the youth were very proud and eager to share this with us.

After the baseline interview and before randomization, There were no significant treatment differences in predicting placement changes or permanency for the total sample.

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RCT of a Mentoring and Skills Group Program: Placement and Permanency Outcomes for Foster Youth