Determinants of Accessibility to Treatment in a Children's Institution

By Norman A. Polansky, Erwin S. Weiss

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1959

This report looks at a program of studies in Cleveland that is concerned with the problems of accessibility to treatment. The piece concentrates mostly on factors in a child's personality that influence his accessibility or the degree to which the child allows himself to receive casework treatment. The study finds that freedom to communicate feelings after fifteen months in treatment is significantly connected to the extent to which the child is using verbal channels at three months as well as the capacity for self-observation. It is also connected to the child's age at admission and it is not significantly dependent on the caseworker. Suggestions are made for more research on the area of accessibility so casework methods can be developed and modified to reach more inaccessible children in casework treatment.

Topic: Methodology, Youth, Social Work, Program Evaluation, Study

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 36/No. 2

Page Number(s): 130-137

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Cleveland, Ohio , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Polansky, Norman A. Weiss, Erwin S. Determinants of Accessibility to Treatment in a Children's Institution. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1959: 130-137.


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