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The Struggle: A Review of Common and Evidence-Based Practices in Shelter Care, Residential Treatment, and Day Treatment for Youth

Utterberg, Max

It is no secret that child welfare in the United States is in a constant state of crisis. Even more so, oft-forgotten higher placements such as congregate care and day treatment settings for youth tend to maintain a state of “survival mode”. St. Joseph’s Home for Children in Minneapolis is no different - staff interviews indicated high levels of burnout, turnover, and inadequate program supplies. With maintaining the status quo already being so difficult in higher placements due to these factors; it is understandable why comprehensive changes in interventions may be infrequent and difficult to implement. The purpose of the present project was to conduct a literature review of practices in congregate care and day treatment settings in order to recommend potential new practices to Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis as a part of their strategic envisioning process for St. Joseph’s Home for Children.

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The Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program is coordinated by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota, and is supported by funding from the McKnight Foundation.
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