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Harvard Business School Publishes Case Study on Youth Villages in North Carolina
Date:4/15/2009

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Harvard Business School recently completed a case study that examines the growth and impact of Youth Villages, a nonprofit organization that helps children and families statewide in North Carolina and has become a national leader in the field of children's behavioral health in the last decade.

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Written by HBS Professor Allen Grossman, Catherine Ross of the HBS Global Research Group and William Foster, a partner at the Bridgespan Group, the case study explores Youth Villages' innovative treatment approach, use of research in program development and targeted growth strategies.

Youth Villages was an early champion of research-based treatment approaches and helping troubled children and families in the least restrictive setting, especially through intensive in-home services. That approach has produced consistently high long-term success rates for the approximately 12,000 children Youth Villages serves in 10 states each year. In 2008, 86 percent of the children who completed their program at Youth Villages were discharged successfully; data consistently show that 84 percent are living successfully in the community two years after discharge.

The case on Youth Villages was written for inclusion in a new course Grossman has developed at the Harvard Business School called "Leading and Governing Highly Effective Nonprofit Organ
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