Contemporary Relevance of Residential Treatment

By Paul Steinfeld

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), June 1977

Despite critics' claims that residential institutional programs for children are anachronistic, and that foster care is better in every situation, the author argues that residential treatment offers a unique value unavailable in foster care: a therapeutic community. The author discusses how administrators and staff can offer children an environment in which they are protected from themselves and from each other, while learning how to treat one another with kindness, and in which staff and residents are responsible to one another. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, ed. by Sanford Sherman, v.53, no.4, June 1977, p.379-382.

Topic: Children, Institutional Care, Psychology/Psychiatry, Mental Health

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 53/No. 4

Page Number(s): 379-382

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York , United States

Language: English

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Steinfeld, Paul. Contemporary Relevance of Residential Treatment. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). June 1977: 379-382. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1148


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