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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2002

Violence: Therapeutic Foster Care – for Chronically Delinquent Juveniles

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends therapeutic foster care for adolescents ages 12–18 with a history of chronic delinquency to prevent violence among this population. Therapeutic foster care is used to describe 2 distinct forms of treatment: program-intensive therapeutic foster care is an alternative to incarceration, hospitalization, or other forms of group and residential treatment for adolescents with a history of chronic antisocial behavior, or delinquency; and cluster therapeutic foster care is provided to children with severe emotional disturbance, most often by “clusters” of foster families that cooperatively care for a group of children.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Adolescent Health
Injury and Violence Prevention
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
The Community Guide [Internet]. Violence: Therapeutic Foster Care – for Chronically Delinquent Juveniles. c2002– [cited 2017 Feb 13]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/content/violence-therapeutic-foster-care-chronically-delinquent-juveniles