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author:(Liliane J dable)
1.  Keeping families engaged: the effects of home-based family therapy enhanced with experiential activities 
Social work research  2009;33(2):121-126.
Engagement of high-risk adolescents and their families in treatment is a considerable challenge for service providers and agencies. Despite its importance, little research has been conducted that explores this important treatment process. To address this gap, a test of an innovative method to improve engagement in family therapy was undertaken. Findings of this study of 42 intervention group families and 41 comparison group families (N=83) suggest that augmenting in-home family therapy with short and creative experiential activities can significantly increase engagement and retention in treatment. Further research of engagement as a mechanism of change in family-based treatment is needed.
PMCID: PMC2792997  PMID: 20011133
high-risk youth; family therapy; treatment engagement; treatment retention; experiential treatment methods

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