This article examines the predictors of placement following IFPSfor a sample of child mental health service recipients and their families. Risk and protective factors vary depending on the time frame under consideration. Immediately following service, children 's level of Social/Legal functioning, a previous group home placement, and the presence of mental health problems for other family members increase risk of placement, while the number of follow-up services serves to lessen risk. Three to six months after service, the presence of a child behavior presenting problem and a projected placement in foster care serve as protective factors, while two service targets, alcohol monitoring and time management, serve to increase risk. Appropriate use of results for program design and for structuring access to services is discussed.
Potter, Cathryn C.
"Intensive Family Preservation in Children's Mental Health: Predictors of Placement,"
Journal of Family Strengths: Vol. 3
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol3/iss2/5