Articles & Whitepapers
The following journal articles were co-authored by members of the Youth Villages Research Department:
- Barth, R, Greeson, J, Guo, S, Green, R, Hurley, S, and Sisson, J. (2007). Changes in family functioning and child behavior following intensive in-home therapy. Children and Youth Services Review (29)988-1009. PDF, Issuu.com
- Greeson, J. K. P., Shenyang Guo, Barth, R. P., Hurley, S., & Sisson, J. (2009). Contributions of Therapist Characteristics and Stability to Intensive In-home Therapy Youth Outcomes. Research on Social Work Practice, 19(2), 239-250. PDF, Issuu.com
- Barth, R, Greeson, J, Guo, S, Green, R, Hurley, S, and Sisson, J. (2007). Outcomes for youth receiving intensive in-home therapy or residential care: A comparison using propensity scores. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 77(4): 497-505. PDF, Issuu.com
- In 2006, Youth Villages took an in-depth look at a random sample of children and youth who were in the custody of the State of Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services. The study assessed 108 children and young people and found that the majority of the children had entered state custody because of parental problems or emotional and behavioral problems that had resulted from difficult family situations. Still, the study found that there was very little emphasis on family preservation or reunification services. rather than their own behavior. It concluded that more than half of the children in Tennessee state custody could go home if intensive family reunification, adoption and YVLifeSet services were provided.
- In 2003, Youth Villages conducted a detailed assessment of nearly 30 children and youth who had been in long term foster care or residential treatment in Calhoun, Etowah, Madison and Morgan counties in Alabama. Youth Villages clinical staff met the young people and conducted more than 120 interviews to complete the work. The report concluded that the vast majority of youth could be helped in less restrictive environments, including being reunited with family members through intensive in-home services.