What is TFCO?
Awards and Honors
1998 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention/Center for Substance Abuse Prevention/University of Colorado Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence: “Blueprint” Program. One of 10 programs selected for replication on the basis of demonstrated effectiveness.
1998 The Wall Street Journal: “In Oregon, a Novel Way to Rescue Violent Kids.” A full-length feature article in the October 23rd edition.
1999 Department of Health and Human Services: “Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General.” Selected as a model program for children’s mental health care.
2000 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention/Center for Substance Abuse Prevention/University of Utah Department of Health Promotion and Education. Selected as 1 of 7 Exemplary I programs (highest rating category) in the Strengthening America’s Families series, based on scientific evidence of effectiveness.
2000 Science, Vol. 289, July 28th: “Violence: The Shots Heard Around the World.” Described as an effective and economically attractive treatment approach for delinquent adolescents.
2001 American Youth Policy Forum: “Less Hype, More Help: Reducing Juvenile Crime, What Works – And What Doesn’t.” Featured as an effective family-oriented approach to treating juvenile offenders.
2001 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General.” Selected as a model program for violence prevention.
2001 U.S. Department of Education: An Exemplary Program For Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-free Schools (1 of 9).
2002 The American Youth Policy forum featured MTFC as a guiding light for reform in juvenile justice (Less Cost, More Safety).
2003 The Washington Post: “Individual Treatment Gains Favor Approach Effective, Cheaper, Adherents Say.” An article in the July 18th edition.
2003 The Chicago Sun-Times: “Care of Troubled Kids at Crossroads.” An article in the July 21st edition.
2004 Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control: “Therapeutic Foster Care for the Prevention of Violence.” MMWR Vol. 53 #RR-10
2016 European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) names TCFO-A as a Promising Practice in its evidence based practice list