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01-02-2009 | Original Paper | Uitgave 1/2009

Journal of Child and Family Studies 1/2009

Youth Departing from Residential Care: A Gender Comparison

Journal of Child and Family Studies > Uitgave 1/2009
Annette K. Griffith, Alexandra L. Trout, M. Beth Chmelka, Elizabeth M. Z. Farmer, Michael H. Epstein, Robert Reid, Jonathan C. Huefner, Debbie Orduna


Although females represent almost half of all youth involved in residential care in the US, very little is known about this population. In order to examine differences in characteristics of male (= 308) and female (= 180) youth departing from residential care, data were collected on 488 youth from a large residential treatment facility in the Midwest. Gender differences were assessed on 16 variables measured at the time of departure across family, education, behavior, and departure domains. Overall, male and female youth departing from residential care were very similar for measures collected at the time of departure. Only three variables (GPA at departure, number of school referrals during the previous 8 weeks, and planned departure) were found to be significantly different between males and females. Implications for future research and the provision of aftercare services are discussed.

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