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Treatment Foster Care Oregon for Delinquent Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Journal article
Authors Therese Åström
Martin Bergström
Kickan Håkansson
Ann Kristine Jonsson
Christian Munthe
Ingegerd Wirtberg
Johanna Wiss
Knut Sundell
Published in Research on social work practice
Volume 30
Issue 4
Pages 355-367
ISSN 1049-7315
Publication year 2020
Published at Centre for Ethics, Law, and Mental Health
Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science
Pages 355-367
Language en
Keywords Treatment Foster Care, delinquency, adolescents, group care, institutional care, out-of-home placement, social care ethics, ethics of youth care, ethics of criminal law, social work, crime, adolescence
Subject categories Practical philosophy, Ethics, Children, Social welfare/social pedagogics, Youth research, Family research, Criminology, Applied Psychology, Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy


Purpose To examine the effects of Treatment Foster Care on youth with serious behavior problems. Method Included studies are controlled trials with high or medium quality, published between 1990 and September 2017. The control group consists of youth with serious behavior problems in group care, and the follow-up time was at least 12 months. The review also examines ethical and economic aspects. Results A total of eight controlled studies were included, consisting of 633 young people and 55 effect sizes. All studies examined the same model, Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO). There is moderate certainty of evidence that TFCO reduces the risk of future criminal behavior and the number of days in locked settings. Furthermore, there is low certainty of evidence that TFCO reduces the risk of delinquent peer associations, drug use, and depression. Discussion TFCO is to be preferred to group care for youth with serious behavior problems. Ethical and economic implications are discussed.

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