Evidence-based practice for youth in supervised out-of home care

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Adolescents comprise a substantial portion of the children in child welfare supervised out-of-home care. This article considers the evidence base for an array of services to adolescents in out-of-home care and evaluates the existing research base for each program. This review advances a framework for considering the critical need to develop, define, and evaluate the essential elements of out-of-home care services for older foster youth. Policy, program, and evaluation recommendations are forwarded.

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Barth RP, Greesonb JKP, Zlotnik SR, Chintapallib LK