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NCJ Number: 230095 Find in a Library
Title: Considering Residential Treatment for Youth in the Continuum of Care: A Systems Perspective
Journal: Residential Treatment for Children & Youth  Volume:27  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:14-22
Author(s): Katherine Kott, MSLS, M.A.
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 9
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Unknown
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the use of residential treatment for youth from a systems perspective.
Abstract: This article examines the residential treatment alternative in social and historical contexts. It provides recommendations for clearly defining residential treatment services and measuring the effectiveness of residential treatment programs. The study suggests models for family involvement, after care, and follow-up that may enhance the long term success of residential treatment. The research has been designed to assist Orion House, Inc., a residential treatment center for male youth in Newport, Hampshire, and therefore the study includes information about the macro-environment in which Orion House operates. However, suggested methods may be generalized and applied to other residential treatment facilities. Table and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile residential treatment centers
Index Term(s): Child placement services; Child welfare; Residential child care institutions
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