Creating Sanctuary in Residential Treatment for Youth: From the “Well-Ordered Asylum” to a “Living-Learning Environment”

Creating Sanctuary in Residential Treatment for Youth: From the “Well-Ordered Asylum” to a... This paper addresses the need for a coherent conceptual therapeutic approach to guide work with disturbed children and adolescents in residential treatment centers. The paper identifies changes in the population currently in care; examines the two dominant approaches that historically have shaped the standard treatment models used by most residential centers; and discusses four longstanding debates that have complicated the development of a consistent therapeutic approach for residential programs. It concludes with a description of The Sanctuary® Model. Integrating a variety of treatment approaches, this trauma-based systems approach to care was first used with adult inpatients traumatized as children. It is now being introduced by a major social agency into three of its residential centers to provide a systematic treatment model for use in their schools, living units, and treatment sessions. Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

Creating Sanctuary in Residential Treatment for Youth: From the “Well-Ordered Asylum” to a “Living-Learning Environment”

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 2003 by Human Sciences Press, Inc.
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
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