Community Treatment for Youth: Evidence-Based Interventions for Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders



© 2002 by Oxford University Press, Inc. All rights reserved. This book presents innovative interventions for youth with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. The book is designed to fill a gap between the knowledge base and clinical practice through its presentation of theory, practice parameters, training requirements, and research evidence. Featuring community-based and state-of-the-art services for youth with severe emotional and behavioral disorders and their families, this book describes each intervention in depth, along with the supporting evidence for its utility. Most chapters present a single intervention as an alternative to institutional care. Shared characteristics of these interventions include delivery of services in the community (homes, schools, and neighborhoods) provided largely by parents and paraprofessional staff. The interventions are appropriate to use in any of the child human services sectors and have been developed in the field with real-world child and family clients. In addition, they offer a reduced cost in comparison to institutional care. Several chapters address diagnostic-specific psychosocial and psychopharmacological treatments, which are likely to be provided as adjunctive treatment in a clinical setting.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Burns, BJ; Hoagwood, K

Published Date

  • January 1, 2009

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 400

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780195134575

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134575.001.0001

Citation Source

  • Scopus