The purpose of this project was to develop a program that addressed housing and therapeutic support to adolescents experiencing mental health issues, allowed adolescents to remain in the community, and promoted reunification with their families. “An important indicator of success for children in out-of-home care is a timely transition to reunification” (Park and Ryan, 2009). Based on the literature and practice, it is believed that intensive family therapy is needed to promote reunification and reduce recidivism of placement.
Date of Degree
Other Capstone Project
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Filzen, Laura, "Bring Mental Health Services Home: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adolescents and Their Families in Rural Minnesota" (2009). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 456.
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