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Presented at the 22nd Annual Research Conference

Together Facing the Challenge: Preliminary Findings from a Randomized Clinical Trial of Therapeutic Foster Care

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Session Number: 17 Room: Salon D

Presentation Type: symposium

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Synopsis: This symposium provides the first report on findings from an NIMH-funded randomized clinical trial of therapeutic foster care to examine the effectiveness of a training and consultation approach to improving practice and outcomes in “usual care” TFC agencies. The approach draws elements both from Chamberlain’s evidence-based model as well as practice-based evidence from existing programs. The intervention, “Together Facing the Challenge,” shows improvement (compared to youth in control agencies) on a range of youth-level outcomes. The symposium will provide an overview of the background, intervention, study, and findings. It will conclude with discussion of ongoing analyses on potential mediators of youth-based outcomes.

Date: Monday, March 2, 2009

Session Time: 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Together Facing the Challenge – Implementation and Preliminary Findings of a Randomized Clinical Trial

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Presenting: Elizabeth Farmer; Maureen Murray

All Authors for this paper: Elizabeth Farmer; Maureen Murray; Barbara Burns; Dannia Southerland; Ryan Wagner

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: This part of the symposium discusses implementation and preliminary findings from this randomized clinical trial of TFC. Together Facing the Challenge was implemented with 15 agencies (8 intervention, 7 control) and included 246 treatment foster parents and youth. This portion of the symposium begins with an overview of the background for the study. It includes description of the intervention components and brief discussion of implementing the training. The segment concludes with a report of sample characteristics and findings from the randomized controlled trial. Overall, the intervention was successfully implemented and youth-level outcomes show significant improvement in symptoms, strengths, and behavior problems for intervention group youth.

Presentation Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Measuring Fidelity of Implementation of Enhanced Model of Therapeutic Foster Care

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Presenting: Dannia Southerland; Maureen Murray

All Authors for this paper: Dannia Southerland; Maureen Murray; Leyla Stambaugh

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: We report on the development of a fidelity measure used to assess implementation of an enhanced model of treatment foster care in a real world setting. This presentation discusses our efforts to assess implementation of the intervention, using a measure that examines the extent treatment parents implemented key parenting skills covered in Parent Management Training, as observed by their direct practice supervisor. We report on the psychometrics, factor structure, and discriminate validity of the fidelity scale.

Presentation Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM