Violence Prevention: Therapeutic Foster Care
In therapeutic foster care programs, youth who cannot live at home because of behavioral or emotional problems are placed with foster parents who are specially trained to provide a structured environment for learning social and emotional skills. Program components include close monitoring of the child’s activities and support to foster parents and others who are involved in the child’s life.
Task Force Recommendations and Findings
This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review.
|Therapeutic Foster Care to Reduce Violence|
|For Chronically Delinquent Juveniles||Recommended
|For Children with Severe Emotional Disturbance||Insufficient Evidence
The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.
The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Violence Prevention: therapeutic foster care. www.thecommunityguide.org/violence/therapeuticfostercare/index.html. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.
- Page last reviewed: May 20, 2014
- Page last updated: January 10, 2014
- Content source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services