ERIC Number: ED251212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Neighbourhood Based Residential Child Care: A Local Residential Child Care Unit as a Resource for Integrated and Flexible Child and Family Care in Dublin.
A pioneering residential child care project in inner city Dublin began operations in July 1981. The project was designed to function as a resource for seriously deprived or at-risk children and their families. The community served is one characterized by exceptionally high unemployment, a 10 percent rate of heroin addiction among local 15- to 19-year-olds, a disproportionately high rate of children in care, and poverty and associated powerlessness. Specifically, the project offers six residential places on a short to medium term basis for local children 8 to 12 years of age who live not more than a 20-minute walk from the project premises. In addition, the project works with residents' families, offers a "drop-in" facility for peers and siblings of residents, provides day care to selected local children on a short term basis, and conducts counseling and community work. Included in this paper are a statement of project objectives, a table detailing data on resident children at the end of February 1984, a description of the program, and a discussion of implications of the project for residential care community services. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ireland (Dublin)
Note: Paper presented at the Group Care Practice Conference (London, England, April 30-May 4, 1984).