An Approach to The Treatment of Children in Group Residences

By Joseph L. Taylor

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), March 1976

This article describes the major components of a residential program designed to treat mentally ill children ages 12-18. The program consists of three boys and one girl, all of whom are placed together in an 8-bedroom home and examined for observational study. The article outlines an approach for developing social competency that involves emulating a demographically average middle-class home and includes introducing the subject to 'normal' daily experiences. The author argues that introducing mentally-ill youth to group residential programs like these may be more advantageous than traditional mental health models.


Topic: Youth, Institutional Care, Mental Health

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 52/No. 3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Taylor, Joseph L. An Approach to The Treatment of Children in Group Residences. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). March 1976: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=524


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