Faculty Publications

Title

Foster care alumni’s perception of mental health services while in foster care: a focus on the mental health provider and therapeutic process

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Aging out of foster care, child maltreatment, child welfare, foster care

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Public Child Welfare

Volume

14

Issue

5

First Page

570

Last Page

586

Abstract

Studies have shown that children and youth in foster care have high rates of mental health service use. Few studies have examined the perceptions youth form when receiving these services. This is important as positive or negative perceptions in the utilization of mental health services have a significant impact in whether individuals continue or seek mental health services. To inform current mental health service use by foster care alumni, this qualitative study sought to examine the perceptions foster care alumni formed about the interpersonal aspects of the therapeutic relationship while receiving mental health services during their time in foster care.

Original Publication Date

10-19-2020

DOI of published version

10.1080/15548732.2019.1657548

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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