ERIC Number: ED032694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Residential Treatment for Child Mental Health Towards Ego-Social Development and a Community-Child Model.
An account of theory and practice in the psychiatric inpatient care of children at a large residential treatment center is presented. The formative factors of the home and community are discussed; consideration is given to the validity of the residential center as a treatment center and to the omnipotence and/or helplessness of the patient. Ego developmental implications, planning to meet basic needs, a reformulation of the residential center concept, and day education and the day hospital center are also considered. Also treated are the following: the attempt of the residential center to simulate the family, the problems of individuals or groups which lead to action, and the people who work with emotionally disturbed children. An appendix gives a cost analysis of Eastern State School and Hospital for the year 1966. (WW)
Descriptors: Administration, Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Community Responsibility, Day Care, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Services, Family Influence, Family Relationship, Foster Family, Institutional Role, Institutionalized Persons, Program Costs, Psychiatric Hospitals, Residential Care, Staff Role
Charles C. Thomas, Publishers, 301-327 Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62703 ($8.00).
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