Residential treatment for children and youth (RTCY) programs not
only need to be explored for the efficacy of the programs, but also
in the actual assessment of various aspects of those programs.
Assessment in Residential Care for Children and Youth provides
practical information on the placement of children in residential
care programs, the efficacy of those programs, staff issues, and
outcomes for youths in the programs. Respected authorities examine
issues on assessment upon entering residential care, treatment
issues during care, and programmatic concerns from a larger systems
Unlike other resources on this topic, this book uniquely focuses
solely on assessment. The book comprehensively offers strategies
and practical assessment tools addressing the full spectrum of
issues from the childOCOs or youthOCOs entrance in residential care
to their exit, such as placement, treatment, and outcomes. This
valuable text is extensively referenced and includes helpful
figures and tables to clearly present data.
Topics discussed include:
- assessment processes and tools to enhance therapeutic childcare
- the unique needs of GBL youth in residential care settings
- a strengths-based assessment tool developed specifically for
use in juvenile justice programs
- staff satisfaction rates as compared to client
- development of the Staff Implementation Observation Form that
assesses staff competence delivering an intervention to youth in
group home care with behavioral disorders
- differences in two residential care giving models in providing
continuity of care for youth in residential placement
- an assessment technique that uses the point of view of
This book is a valuable resource for Residential Administrators,
program directors and coordinators, counselors, and staff who have
a role in assessing residential treatment programs for children and
youth at any level.
This book was published as a special issue of Residential
Treatment for Children and Youth."
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