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Message ID: 8497
Date: 2010-03-26

Author:Kristen Shook Slack

Subject:Re: Evidence-based treatment models for older foster children

Mark and others, I am curious about your perspective on the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program, that is getting so much attention as a promising child maltreatment prevention strategy. My understanding is that it was originally developed as an intervention for parents of children with behavioral problems (I am unsure if there is a target age range specified for this program)--would you include it in this in your list of treatment models to consider? Kristi Slack Chaffin, Mark J. (HSC) wrote: > > The difficulty in thinking this through is that evidence-based > treatment models are usually matched with a dysfunctional behavior > pattern, symptom or diagnosis, not with a type of home or a setting. > Because none of us would want to characterize being in foster care as > a mental disorder, there is really no treatment per se for being a > foster child. But the positive flip side of this is that virtually all > evidence based treatment models that fit older teens in general would > qualify, presuming that they are matched to a particular disorder or > problem in an assessment driven fashion. Given what we know about > older teens and prevalent problem areas, you might wish to consider: > > 1) Multisystemic Therapy (delinquent behavior and/or substance abuse) > > 2) Parent Management Training (behavior problems) > > 3) Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ptsd and internalizing > symptoms) > > 4) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (stuff that some might characterize as > “borderline personality”) > > My guess is that these four would probably cover 90% of clinical > mental health problem presentations. I don’t know if you are looking > beyond mental health treatments, and in the direction of things like > life skills training, supported employment, medical homes, family > planning, mentoring, and other concrete supportive services as well. > Certainly mental health issues are far from the only needs, and maybe > not even the dominant need. There also may be more educational > materials oriented around common foster child life themes, > irrespective of mental health status. Hopefully others can comment on > these areas. Curtis McMillen at Washington University in St. Louis > would be a good person to consult on this question. > > Mark Chaffin > > *From:* Noriko Ishibashi Martinez [mailto:noriko@uchicago.edu] > *Sent:* Thursday, March 25, 2010 1:59 PM > *Subject:* Evidence-based treatment models for older foster children > > Hi folks, > > I'm putting together an annotated bibliography, and I am in the > process of searching for published articles on evidence-based > treatment models for older foster children, but I thought I would ask > the listserv if anyone knows of any particularly good models I should > look for specifically. > > Thanks in advance, > > Noriko Ishibashi Martinez, PhD, LCSW > > Adjunct Faculty > > School of Social Service Administration > > University of Chicago > > 969 East 60th Street > > Chicago, IL 60637 > > noriko@uchicago.edu > > > -- Kristen Shook Slack, Ph.D. Associate Professor School of Social Work University of Wisconsin-Madison 1350 University Avenue Madison, WI 53706 ph: 608-263-3671 fx: 608-263-3836

Mark and others, I am curious about your perspective on the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program, that is getting so much attention as a promising child maltreatment prevention strategy. My understanding is that it was originally developed as an intervention for parents of children with behavioral problems (I am unsure if there is a target age range specified for this program)--would you include it in this in your list of treatment models to consider? Kristi Slack Chaffin, Mark J. (HSC) wrote: > > The difficulty in thinking this through is that evidence-based > treatment models are usually matched with a dysfunctional behavior > pattern, symptom or diagnosis, not with a type of home or a setting. > Because none of us would want to characterize being in foster care as > a mental disorder, there is really no treatment per se for being a > foster child. But the positive flip side of this is that virtually all > evidence based treatment models that fit older teens in general would > qualify, presuming that they are matched to a particular disorder or > problem in an assessment driven fashion. Given what we know about > older teens and prevalent problem areas, you might wish to consider: > > 1) Multisystemic Therapy (delinquent behavior and/or substance abuse) > > 2) Parent Management Training (behavior problems) > > 3) Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ptsd and internalizing > symptoms) > > 4) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (stuff that some might characterize as > “borderline personality”) > > My guess is that these four would probably cover 90% of clinical > mental health problem presentations. I don’t know if you are looking > beyond mental health treatments, and in the direction of things like > life skills training, supported employment, medical homes, family > planning, mentoring, and other concrete supportive services as well. > Certainly mental health issues are far from the only needs, and maybe > not even the dominant need. There also may be more educational > materials oriented around common foster child life themes, > irrespective of mental health status. Hopefully others can comment on > these areas. Curtis McMillen at Washington University in St. Louis > would be a good person to consult on this question. > > Mark Chaffin > > *From:* Noriko Ishibashi Martinez [mailto:norikouchicago.edu] > *Sent:* Thursday, March 25, 2010 1:59 PM > *Subject:* Evidence-based treatment models for older foster children > > Hi folks, > > I'm putting together an annotated bibliography, and I am in the > process of searching for published articles on evidence-based > treatment models for older foster children, but I thought I would ask > the listserv if anyone knows of any particularly good models I should > look for specifically. > > Thanks in advance, > > Noriko Ishibashi Martinez, PhD, LCSW > > Adjunct Faculty > > School of Social Service Administration > > University of Chicago > > 969 East 60th Street > > Chicago, IL 60637 > > norikouchicago.edu > > > -- Kristen Shook Slack, Ph.D. Associate Professor School of Social Work University of Wisconsin-Madison 1350 University Avenue Madison, WI 53706 ph: 608-263-3671 fx: 608-263-3836