Treating Chronic Juvenile Offenders: Advances Made Through the Oregon Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care Model

Pages: 186
Item #: 4317007
ISBN: 978-1-55798-996-3
List Price: $29.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $21.95
Copyright: 2003
Format: Hardcover
Available electronically for Kindle
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

Treating Chronic Juvenile Offenders presents several promising methods for treating chronic juvenile offenders proven to be effective in reducing juvenile crime. The book features the Oregon Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care Program, which has emerged as an intervention model for chronic juvenile offenders who are already placed out of the home, typically incarcerated in residential treatment facilities.

The author presents and discusses factors that are known to influence the onset and escalation of antisocial behavior along with their implications for the design and implementation of community-based programs. The author also describes variations of the Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care Program for specific populations such as girls and young children with behavioral disorders.

Throughout the book, the author draws on the rich history of research on the development and treatment of antisocial behavior in children and adolescents that has paved the way for the articulation of intervention models aimed at working with some of societies most troublesome youngsters.

Table of Contents



  1. The Development of Antisocial Behavior
  2. How Is Theory Related to Intervention?
  3. Evidence for Positive Effects and Barriers to Successful Treatment
  4. An Overview of the History and Development of the Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care Model and the Supporting Research
  5. Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care Program Components and Principles of Practice
  6. Mediators of Treatment Outcome
  7. Antisocial Behavior and Delinquency in Girls
  8. An Application of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Early Intervention
  9. Some Challenges of Implementing Science-Based Interventions in the "Real World"

Afterword: Looking Forward



About the Author