Date of Award

7-1-2015

Degree Type

Dissertation

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

Ph.D.

First Advisor

Richard Lyle, Ph.D.

Abstract

This study examines the factors that influence successful treatment outcomes for aggressive/violent youth in foster care. The four interventions that guided the study consisted of Treatment Modality, Counseling Framework, Support Services, and Frequency of Services. Sixty-five (65) survey participants were selected for the study utilizing a non-probability, purposive and convenience sample. The findings of the study indicated that the following computed variables were statistically significant as factors that influence the successful treatment outcomes with aggressive/violent youth in foster care: Treatment Modality and Support Services, and Support Services and Counseling Framework. There was no statistically significant relationship observed between Treatment Modality and Counseling Framework, Treatment Modality and Frequency of Services, nor between Frequency of Services and Counseling Framework, and Frequency of Services and Support Services. Directions and recommendations for future research and practice implications are discussed.

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