Residential and Psychiatric Hospitalization Services
Resources on the higher-intensity mental health services, such as residential treatment and psychiatric hospitalization.
Covariates of Length of Stay in Residential Treatment
Baker, Wulczyn, & Dale
Child Welfare: Journal of Policy, Practice, and Program, 84(3), 2005
Explores variables associated with length of stay in a child welfare residential treatment center.
CWLA Standards of Excellence for Residential Services
Child Welfare League of America
Emphasizes the importance of providing a range of supports and services for children and their families within a community context. The standards describe the unique features of the various types of residential care and suggest that residential providers play an important role in ensuring a continuum of services to meet the needs of vulnerable children and families.
Treatment Family Foster Care: Its History and Current Role in the Foster Care Continuum
Dore & Mullin
Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 87(4), 2006
Reviews the development of treatment family foster care as an alternative to the psychiatric hospitalization or long-term residential treatment of children and youth with serious emotional and behavioral disorders.
Trends in the Inpatient Mental Health Treatment of Children and Adolescents in US Community Hospitals Between 1990 and 2000
Case, Olfson, Marcus, & Siegel
Archives of General Psychiatry, 64(1), 2007
The period between 1990 and 2000 was characterized by a transformation in the length of inpatient mental health treatment for young people. Community hospitals evaluated, treated, and discharged mentally ill children and adolescents far more quickly than before despite the higher rates of serious illness and self-harm.
Use of Psychotropic Medications by Youths in Therapeutic Foster Care and Group Home
Breland-Noble, Elbogen, Farmer, Dubs, Wagner, et al.
Psychiatric Services, 55(6), 2004
Examines the use of psychotropic medications among youths in residential community based placements.