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NCJ Number: 230096 Find in a Library
Title: Improving the Quality of Services in Residential Treatment Facilities: A Strength-based Consultative Review Process
Journal: Residential Treatment for Children & Youth  Volume:27  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:23-40
Author(s): Thomas W. Pavkov, Ph.D.; Ira S. Lourie, M.D.; Richard W. Hug, Ph.D.; Sesen Negash, M.S.
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 18
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines how a consultative review process increased quality of care practices in all of the residential treatment facilities utilized by one jurisdiction over time.
Abstract: This descriptive case study reports on the positive impact of a consultative review methodology used to conduct quality assurance reviews as part of the Residential Treatment Center Evaluation Project. The study details improvement in the quality of services provided to youth in unmonitored residential treatment facilities. Improvements were observed in the areas of treatment planning and care, educational planning and services, and aftercare planning. Psychiatric practice improved and aversive and negative disciplinary practices were minimized. Improvement in service quality was achieved through a strength-based, consistent, and periodic consultative review process. Policy recommendations are discussed. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile residential treatment centers
Index Term(s): Evaluation measures; Evaluation techniques; Quality control; Residential child care institutions
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