Uitval binnen de residentiële jeugdzorg. Op welke kenmerken verschillen de uitvallers van de reguliere beëindigers?
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Residential care is situated at the end of the continuum of care: it is the most restrictive option that exists in youth care. When adolescents drop out of residential treatment, it entails negative consequences for the youth itself and for society. In the Netherlands, the results of youth care are measured by the following indicators: goal attainment, client satisfaction and the number of youth that drop out of treatment. Youth who drop out (N = 23) and youth who successfully finish their treatment (N=34) at Valkenheide in the Netherlands, are compared on a number of variables: percentage of goals attainted; goals scored; presence of psychopathology; delinquency; ethnicity; marital status of the parents; voluntary / forced care; number of casemanagers; number of group shifts and number of risk factors. This research shows that the percentage of goals attainted, goals scored and the number of casemanagers differed between the two groups. Youth who successfully finished their treatment attainted more goals, had more goals scores and had more casemanagers. Future research should focus on getting a complete image of dropping out from residential youth care. As yet, little is known about this subject.