Therapeutic Foster Care contracts with the Children’s Outcome Management Center (COMC), a unit of the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry for the use of their KIDnet outcome data base system. KIDnet is used in the development of treatment plans, quality improvement/program evaluation, and research. KIDnet is a data outcome management system designed to gather information on youth outcomes in the following areas:

  • Background Information on Youth Served
  • Information on the Treatment Process
  • Outcome Information
  • Child and Adolescent Strengths and Needs Assessment (CANS)


Boyd L., Brylske P. (2013). Beyond Safety and Permanency: Promoting Social and Emotional Well-Being for Youth in Treatment Foster Care. Foster Family-based Treatment Association (FFTA).

Brylske P. (2011). Treating Complex Trauma in Treatment Foster Care. FOCUS Newsletter (Newsletter of the Foster Family-based Treatment Association (FFTA)), 16(13).

Brylske P., Roger R., Belcher H. (2010). Therapeutic foster program and promoting placement stability for children and youth in out-of-home care with special needs. CW 360, a comprehensive look at a prevalent child welfare issue, Promoting Placement Stability. Center for Advance Studies in Child Welfare. University of Minnesota School of Social Work.

Jamora MS., Brylske P., et al (2010). Children in Foster Care: adverse childhood experiences and psychiatric diagnosis. Journal of Childhood & Adolescent Trauma, 2, 198-208.

Royes S., Jamora MS., Brylske P., et al. (2007). Understanding Placement Stability in Treatment Foster Care. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.

Bruns E., Zachik A., Brylske P., et al. (2005). Maryland Science to Service for Children’s Mental Health: a study of treatment foster care in Maryland. Final Report on NIMH Grant no. 1R24-MHA068773-01.

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