Title

Family Teacher and Parent Perceptions of Youth Needs and Preparedness for Transition upon Discharge from Residential Care

Keywords

Social work, aftercare, disability, out-of-home care, permanency planning, skills teaching, transition

Abstract

Summary

The purpose of this study was to compare parent (N = 51) and family teacher (N = 102) ratings of perceptions of aftercare for youth reintegrating into the home and community settings following a stay in residential care.

Findings

The results show large differences between treatment providers and parents as to the level of youth preparedness for transition.

Applications

Youth leaving residential care facilities struggle to maintain the gains they make during their time in treatment. Understanding what residential care providers and parents of youth perceive to be most important for youth during this transition period is essential to the youth’s long-term success.

Original Publication Citation

Trout, A. L., Hoffman, S., Epstein, M. H., & Thompson, R. W. (2014). Family teacher and parent perceptions of youth needs and preparedness for transition upon youth discharged from residential care. Journal of Social Work, 14, 594-604. doi: 10.1177/1468017313506134

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2013-10-15

Publisher

Journal of Social Work

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Social Work

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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