Evaluation of wraparound services for severely emotionally disturbed youth

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Publication Type Manuscript
School or College College of Social Work
Department Social Work
Program Social Research Institute
Creator Yaffe, Joanne; Harris, Norma J.
Other Author Mears, Susan L.
Title Evaluation of wraparound services for severely emotionally disturbed youth
Date 2009-10-06
Description Objective: Services to children and adolescents with a severe emotional disturbance (SED) have long been inadequate. The wraparound approach has emerged as a promising practice that could address the needs of children with SED and their families through a strength-based, individualized, family-focused team process that emphasizes flexible service planning. This study compares the outcomes of youth receiving the wraparound approach with youth receiving tradition child welfare case management. Method: Child behavior and community integration outcomes were measured at intake and at 6 months in services. Results: Results indicated that youth receiving the wraparound approach showed significant improvement on the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) when compared with youth receiving traditional child welfare services. Results also showed that youth receiving traditional child welfare services experienced significantly fewer placements. However, neither group showed significant differences on other clinical or functional outcomes. Discussion: Results are discussed, as well as applications to social work practice, study limitations, and recommendations for additional research on wraparound.
Type Text
Publisher Sage Publications
Journal Title Research on Social Work Practice
Volume 19
Issue 6
First Page 678
Last Page 685
DOI 10.1177/1049731508329385
citatation_issn 1049-7315
Subject Wraparound services; Emotionally disturbed youth; SED
Subject LCSH Mentally ill children -- Services for
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Mears, S. L., Yaffe, J., & Harris, N. J. (2009). Evaluation of wraparound services for severely emotionally disturbed youth. Research on Social Work Practice, 19(6), 678-85.
Rights Management (c) Sage Publications http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049731508329385
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 810,938 bytes
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vd7gtm
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