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Presented at the 22nd Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: 2000 Room: Salon E & F
Presenting: Sharon Stephan; Jennifer Mettrick; Wai-Ying Chow; Kevin Keegan
All Authors for this paper: Sharon Stephan; Jennifer Mettrick; Wai-Ying Chow; Kevin Keegan; Christina Von Waldner
Presentation Type: poster presentation
Synopsis: Findings of a recent evaluation of psychosocial functioning among 180 youth residing in Maryland group homes will be presented. Findings suggest that while group home placement may benefit youth on average, certain characteristics including gender, age and initial level of need may be negatively correlated with outcomes. Presenters will discuss implications for policies around group home placement and future research investigating the differential impact of group homes versus other community-based services.
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Session Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM