, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 298-311

An analysis of the effects of implementing the teaching-family model in two community-based group homes

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The effects of implementing the Teaching-Family Model in two community-based group homes were assessed through a series of pre-post measures. Data analysis indicates substantial positive change in youth social skills, program quality, youth and staff satisfaction levels, social climate, and staff accountability for care of the children.

Requests for reprints, samples of the “Staff Accountability Scale,” and other forms or the questionnaires in this study should be addressed to Kurt Scheider at The Maryville Academy, 1150 North River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016