Adapting Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for the Treatment of Co-occurring Trauma and Delinquency in Adolescent Girls

Dana K. Smith, Patricia Chamberlain, Esther Deblinger-Sosland

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Abstract

Girls in the juvenile justice system have been found to experience high rates of traumatic childhood events. Despite the well-documented coexistence of trauma and delinquency, few programs integrate the treatment of both disorders. Because of the lack of intervention studies addressing co-occurring trauma and delinquency and the lack of data about how these disorders impact each other, there is limited information about how to best treat these disorders when they co-occur. The current article provides a theoretical rationale for adapting a community-based intervention, Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care, to treat adolescent girls with co-occurring trauma and delinquency, describes the intervention approach, and presents outcomes from a small-scale pilot study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-238
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Trauma
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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