Multidimensional treatment foster care for preschoolers: early findings of an implementation in the Netherlands

C.S. Jonkman, E.A. Bolle, R. Lindeboom, C. Schuengel, M. Oosterman, F. Boer, R.J.L. Lindauer

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Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) has been shown to be an evidence based alternative to residential rearing and an effective method to improve behavior and attachment of preschool foster children in the US. This preliminary study investigated an application of MTFC for preschoolers (MTFC-P) in the Netherlands focusing on behavioral outcomes in course of the intervention. To examine the following hypothesis: “the time in the MTFC-P intervention predicts a decline in problem behavior, as this is the desired outcome for children assigned to MTFC-P”, we assessed the daily occurrence of 38 problem behaviors via telephone interviews. Repeated measures revealed significant reduced problem behavior in course of the program. MTFC-P promises to be a treatment model suitable for high-risk foster children, that is transferable across centres and countries.
Original languageEnglish
Article number38
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
Volume6
Early online date5 Dec 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Multidimensional treatment foster care for preschoolers: early findings of an implementation in the Netherlands. / Jonkman, C.S.; Bolle, E.A.; Lindeboom, R.; Schuengel, C.; Oosterman, M.; Boer, F.; Lindauer, R.J.L.

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