Programs that Work
Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care
Healthy and Safe Children
Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs
Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems
Age of Child
Type of Setting
Type of Service
Type of Outcome Addressed
Substance Use and Dependence
Evidence Level (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs
Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care is a behavioral treatment alternative to residential placement, incarceration, and hospitalization for adolescents with chronic antisocial behavior, emotional disturbance, and delinquency. The program seeks to avoid incarceration or psychiatric hospitalization for at-risk youth. Adolescents are placed in trained community families for 6-9 months to receive treatment and intensive supervision, while at the same time, their birth families receive therapy and parent training.
The Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.
This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below: