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NCJ Number: 52065 Find in a Library
Title: NOT QUITE LIKE HOME - SMALL HOSTELS FOR ALCOHOLICS AND OTHERS
Author(s): S OTTO; J ORFORD
Corporate Author: John Wiley and Sons
Managing Editor
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 229
Sponsoring Agency: John Wiley and Sons
New York, NY 10158
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774
Sale Source: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
111 River Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A GENERAL DISCUSSION OF SMALL HOSTELS AND AN ACCOUNT OF RESEARCH CONDUCTED AT TWO SMALL HOSTELS IN LONDON SPECIALIZING IN THE CARE OF ALCOHOLICS ARE PRESENTED IN THIS TEXT.
Abstract: PART I OF THE BOOK DISCUSSES THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE RECENT HOSTEL MOVEMENT AS A REACTION AGAINST LARGE INSTITUTIONS, THE AIMS OF SMALL HOSTELS IN PROVIDING SOCIAL INFLUENCE, VARIATIONS IN HOSTEL ORGANIZATION, AND PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS FOR SMALL HOSTELS. PART II REPORTS ON AN INTENSIVE STUDY OF TWO SMALL ALCOHOLISM HOSTELS WHICH WERE ESTABLISHED IN THE MID 1960'S AND LOCATED IN SOUTH LONDON. INCLUDED IN THE REPORT ARE DISCUSSIONS ON THE RESEARCH METHOD EMPLOYED AT THE TWO HOSTELS, THE REFERRAL AND SELECTION OF RESIDENTS AND STAFF, EVERYDAY HOUSE ROUTINES, THE STABILITY AND ATMOSPHERE AT THE HOUSES, THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF INDIVIDUALS, A DESCRIPTION COVERING 10 MONTHS AT THE HOUSES, THE SHORT TERM EFFECTS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS. A SUMMARY IS PRESENTED AT THE END OF EACH DISCUSSION. APPENDIXES CONTAIN DESCRIPTIONS OF THE STAFF INTERVIEW, THE INITIAL RESIDENT INTERVIEW, THE SUBSEQUENT RECURRING RESIDENT INTERVIEW, AND INTERACTION RECORDINGS OF HOUSE MEETINGS. THE FINAL APPENDIX CONTAINS INTERVIEW QUESTIONS ADDRESSED TO STAFF MEMBERS IN CHARGE OF THE ALCOHOLISM HOSTELS IN LONDON. REFERENCES, AN AUTHOR INDEX, A SUBJECT INDEX, AND TABULAR MATERIAL ARE PRESENTED.
Index Term(s): Alcoholics; England; Guided group interaction; Research
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