Behavioral differences of children in institutional and group home care.
Traduction en français : Differences de comportement chez les enfants placés, selon la taille et type d'institution.
Group homes and institutions constitute some of the primary sources of long-term care for children who cannot stay with their parents.
Though the outcomes of treatment in these facilities do not seem to differ, it is suggested that the institutionalized children require more costly and controlled treatment beacause their disturbances are more severe.
In order to investigate the justification behind institutionalizing children in care, this study compared the severity of behavioral disorders of children in group homes and institutions.
The purpose of the study was to describe the differences between the children in institutions and children in group homes in the areas of severity and patterns of their behavioral problems.
Child care workers filled out the Achenbach Child Behaviour checklist to assess 57 children in 3 institutions and 57 children in 12 group homes...
The findings showed that female children in institutions were more severely disturbed than females in gr. homes across several behavioural syndromes (p<. 05).
The institutionalized males were more severely disturbed on only one dimension (p<. 05).
The statistical differences were generally not accompanied by clinical differences.
It was suggested that the child's gender may have to be taken into account in referrals and treatment of children in care.
Policy makers were encouraged to examine viability of a more client-driven placement process and expand continuum of services currently available to children in care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant, Résultat, Evaluation, Comportement, Trouble comportement, Sexe, Canada, Etablissement social, Prise en charge médicosociale, Placement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child, Result, Evaluation, Behavior, Behavioral disorder, Sex, Canada, Institution providing social care, Medicosocial care, Placement
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : 94 V
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 199406.