Predictors of Placement Outcomes in Treatment Foster Care: Implications for Foster Parent Selection and Service Delivery

  title={Predictors of Placement Outcomes in Treatment Foster Care: Implications for Foster Parent Selection and Service Delivery},
  author={Richard E. Redding and Carrie S. Fried and Preston A. Britner},
  journal={Journal of Child and Family Studies},
Treatment foster care (TFC) is a normalizing environment in which to treat those children whose particular needs are not addressed in traditional foster care and for whom an institutional setting is a restrictive and unnecessary alternative. However, when the foster care placements of these emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children fail, as they often do, the children are shifted from one home to another without the opportunity to experience permanence or emotional attachment, resulting… 

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