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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: 14 Room: Salon H
Presenting: Richard Barth; Sarah Hurley; Tim Goldsmith
All Authors for this paper: Richard Barth; Sarah Hurley; Tim Goldsmith
Presentation Type: paper presentation
Synopsis: The study tests whether intensive in-home therapy (IIHT) derived from Multisystemic Therapy is more effective than residential care (RC) for behaviorally difficult youth. Propensity score matching identified matched pairs of youth (n = 684) with equivalent propensity for RC. Logistic regression was conducted on outcome differences at one-year post-discharge. IHHT recipients had a greater tendency (.615) toward living with family, making progress in school, not experiencing trouble with the law, and placement stability than RC youth (.558; p < .10), suggesting that IIHT is at least as effective for achieving positive outcomes. Given IIHTÕs reduced restrictiveness and cost, it should be considered best practice.
Date: Monday, March 5, 2007
Session Time: 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Presentation Time: 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM