The Significance of Structure in a Group Residence Program

By Irving Rabinow

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1962

When determining placement for an adolescent in need of a group residence, several factors must be considered in order to provide the healthiest environment for the adolescent. All programs should share an understanding that no adolescent will be removed from the program because of her behavior, and all programs should attend to specific needs of adolescents (such as mature adult models, sufficient privacy, and resources for planning for the future). Beyond this, programs should be assessed on their age range, "behavior culture," house staff, community resources, and professional staff. Weighing these variables in each case will help make appropriate assignments for adolescents with specific care needs.

Topic: Youth, Social Services, Social Work, Mental Health

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 38/No. 3

Page Number(s): 297-303

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rabinow, Irving. The Significance of Structure in a Group Residence Program. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1962: 297-303.


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