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Residential Treatment for Children & Youth

ISSN (printed): 0886-571X. ISSN (electronic): 1541-0358.

Residential Treatment for Children & Youth provides research and case studies to help you plan and assess specialized programs for treatment of substance abuse, dual diagnosis, severe emotional disturbance, and sexual offenders, as well as for children who have suffered maltreatment and abuse. In-depth clinical papers focus on particular models of milieu or individual treatment, including the psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, psychoeducational, peer-culture, and other approaches. Moreover, practical articles address the specific management and administrative issues that beset residential care homes. Case studies suggest new ways to manage agency change and handle clinical paradigm shifts, as well as establish community networks, undertake innovative funding efforts, and maintain necessary staff stability. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth addresses innovative treatment issues related to: changes in public policy as they relate to the field of residential treatment; adapting programs to deal with shifting funding sources; descriptions of special efforts to deliver staff training and develop institutional staff stability; detailed or case-oriented studies of special education and vocational curriculums provided for residential students; psychodiagnostic assessment, outcome evaluation, and long-term follow-up in residential care.

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