The primary aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of IAFT® with standard TFC on child mental health outcomes and service use. The study will be designed and managed by researchers at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Data collection for this study will be minimal because we will rely on data already collected by RRFF and through Medicaid claims data. The UNC research team will be responsible for completing the study including data analysis and dissemination.
Rapid Resource for Families has received a $629,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund the study of a randomized control trial of the Intensive Alternative Family Treatment Model® a specialized type of Treatment Foster Care for high acuity youth across North Carolina.
The Endowment grant will be used to deploy a rigorous review of the IAFT® model and a sample size of 125 youth receiving the treatment through a RCT in partnership with researchers at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work.
The primary aim of the study is to compare the effectiveness of IAFT® with standard Therapeutic Foster Care on child mental health outcomes and service use.