Foster care alumni’s perception of mental health services while in foster care: a focus on the mental health provider and therapeutic process
Aging out of foster care, child maltreatment, child welfare, foster care
Journal of Public Child Welfare
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.
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UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Villagrana, Margarita and Lee, Sei Young, "Foster care alumni’s perception of mental health services while in foster care: a focus on the mental health provider and therapeutic process" (2020). Faculty Publications. 248.