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NCJ Number: 135709 Find in a Library
Title: Standards of Excellence for Residential Group Care Services
Corporate Author: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 205
Sponsoring Agency: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87868-462-0
Sale Source: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
2345 Crystal Drive
Suite 250
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
United States of America
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These standards, published by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), are intended to set goals for the continuing improvement of services for children and their families, specifically with regard to the enhancement of residential group care services throughout North America.
Abstract: The standards cover the array of residential group care settings, the process of service delivery, and elements of service and treatment. Three types of service programs are dealt with: residential care programs, emergency shelter care programs, and residential treatment programs. The standards discuss the administration of residential group care services; location, plant, and equipment; and community support for children in residential group care. Standards are useful in planning, organizing, and administering services; in establishing licensing requirements; and in setting accreditation criteria. They can provide material for teaching and training in child welfare and related fields and can assist in budget-related functions. Standards can also help gain greater public interest, understanding, and support for providing services, targeting legislation, and improving financing.
Main Term(s): Child care services; Residential child care institutions
Index Term(s): Child welfare
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