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NCJ Number: 65091 Find in a Library
Title: CARING FOR TROUBLED CHILDREN - RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT IN A COMMUNITY CONTEXT
Author(s): J K WHITTAKER
Corporate Author: Jossey-Bass Publishers
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 286
Sponsoring Agency: Jossey-Bass Publishers
San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
Sale Source: Jossey-Bass Publishers
989 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR TROUBLED CHILDREN ARE EXAMINED AND NEW APPROACHES SUGGESTED TO ASSIST PROFESSIONALS IN CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES.
Abstract: REVIEWING CURRENT CONTROVERSIES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS OF RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT, THIS BOOK EXAMINES ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES AND APPROPRIATE THERAPIES FOR CHILDREN WITH SERIOUS EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS, LEARNING DISABILITIES, OR A HISTORY OF DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR. PSYCHOANALYTIC, BEHAVIORAL, AND EDUCATIONAL APPROACHES TO RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT ARE DESCRIBED AND ANALYZED. THAT THE GROUP LIVING ENVIRONMENT CAN BE A MEDIUM FOR GROWTH AND CHANGE IS DEMONSTRATED IN A DISCUSSION OF ORGANIZATION, INCENTIVES, PROGRAM ACTIVITIES, AND GROUP INTERVENTION SYSTEMS. THE DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED BY RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES IN ESTABLISHING NEEDED TIES WITH THE COMMUNITY ARE DETAILED. SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES FOR INVOLVING PARENTS IN THE TREATMENT PROCESS ARE SUGGESTED, SUCH AS SUPPORT GROUPS, PARENT EDUCATION, AND INVOLVEMENT IN THE RESIDENTIAL CENTER. ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO SCHOOLS WHICH CAN ALSO ASSIST TROUBLED CHILDREN BY COORDINATING PROGRAMS AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES WITH THE RESIDENTIAL STAFF AND FOCUSING ON INDIVIDUAL LEARNING STYLES. IN EVALUATING RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAMS, THREE NEW APPROACHES ARE RECOMMENDED: A SINGLE SUBJECT DESIGN WHICH MEASURES CHANGE WITHIN AN INDIVIDUAL CASE, GOAL ATTAINMENT PROCEDURES, AND CONSUMER EVALUATION. FINALLY, THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD CARE PROFESSION IS ANALYZED THROUGH AN EXAMINATION OF HISTORICAL TRENDS IN TREATMENT, UNIONIZATION, RELATIONS WITH OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES, AND TRAINING PROGRAMS. REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Child welfare; Emotionally disturbed delinquents; Family counseling; Group homes; Juvenile Delinquent behavior; Juvenile treatment methods; Learning disabilities; Parent education; Psychiatric services; Residential child care institutions
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