Treatment Foster Care Oregon

Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO), formerly Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care, is a community-based intervention program for children and adolescents who struggle with chronic and disruptive antisocial behavior, emotional problems, and (in the case of adolescents) juvenile delinquency. TFCO serves as an alternative to residential and group home placements for youth requiring out-of-home care and can also be used as a transitional placement for youth reentering the community from correctional facilities or other institutional settings. In TFCO, placements are short-term (typically 6–9 months), and youth are placed individually in supported foster homes. This entry describes TFCO’s foundations, treatment model, program outcomes, and adaptations within and beyond the juvenile justice setting.

TFCO Foundations

This section begins with a brief review of the historical context that contributed to TFCO’s development ...

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