ERIC Number: ED248628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Conceptual Framework for Providing Services to Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Children and Adolescents.
Stetson, Frank H.; Rhead, John C.
Through the implementation of a combination of five critical concepts, the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA) Cheltenham program in Maryland attempts to provide a milieu whereby all activities are designed to have therapeutic impact on the students. Essentially, each adult, as a team member, becomes a provider of therapeutic services in concert with others. The "system" at RICA-Cheltenham emphasizes the development of a network or community effect whereby certain important messages are emphasized through specific means of communication including a common language. The sense of community is emphasized through the development of family alliances and stability, the focus on self-esteem and the resulting respect for self and others, and the enhancement of growth, development, independence, and responsibility. These latter emphases represent the treatment objectives at RICA-Cheltenham. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents
Note: Paper presented at the Minnesota Conference on Programming for the Developmental Needs of Adolescents with Behavioral Disorders (Minneapolis, MN, Fall, 1982). Contained in EC 170 401.