TFC Consultants, Inc. is very proud of our recognition as an evidence-based model and our long-standing inclusion with Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development, SAMHSA, OJJDP, and European Platform for Investing in Children. Most recently, TFCO was added to the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse. This newest inclusion will allow states to receive federal reimbursement for dollars spent on TFCO. This allows leverage to increase the precious resources for youth and families. The research is critical; the implementation and application of the model only happens through agencies. Know that your work brings the research to life.
A recent journal article from National Library of Medicine: National Center for Biotechnology Information was published by Drs. Leve, Schweer-Collins, and Bates: “Criminal Offense Charges in Women: A 10-Year Follow-Up of an RCT of Treatment Foster Care Oregon.”
We have linked this article below for your reference and reading. There are many findings of improved outcomes in the areas of criminal offenses, reduced depression, and increased life satisfaction. In this post-10-year outcomes follow-up, the young women that received the TFCO intervention were five times less likely than their counterparts, receiving treatment as usual, to have child welfare involvement when they had families of their own. This outcome is a reminder that, when evidence-based models are delivered to fidelity, the long-term results are not only economically sound and significantly impact the multi-generational child welfare engagement, but provide hope and encouragement for the work we share.
Leve LD, Schweer-Collins M, Bates E. Criminal offense charges in women: A 10-year follow-up of an RCT of treatment foster care Oregon. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2022 Dec;90(12):901-910. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000764. Epub 2022 Nov 3. PMID: 36326664; PMCID: PMC9892281.
Wishing you the best this holiday season,
John Aarons, M.S.
President of TFC Consultants, Inc.