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ERIC Number: ED065969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 28
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A Handbook for a Small Halfway House for the Male Adolescent-Adult Retardate.
Masterson, Russell W.; Melanphy, Robert F.
Presented are guidelines on planning and establishing a small, residential halfway house for the male adolescent/adult retardate in which mental health and use of the halfway house to replace institutionalization of selected retardates are emphasized. The halfway house is explained to be planned on premises of community participation and program needs to provide a sheltered social environment in which new roles and behaviors could be tried and developed. Length of residence is thought to be typically limited to 6 months to a year. The halfway house's overall objective is said to be that of assisting the client's transition from institution to community life. Topics discussed in planning and establishment of a halfway house include historical perspective, preliminary thinking and planning, funding and legal aspects, an initial working plan, three phases leading to separation from the halfway house and merger with community life, location and establishment of a halfway house, staffing, selection of residents, public relations and public education, actual prevocational training accomplished, social and personal training in community living, vocational rehabilitation program design, evaluation and research, and statistical design and conditions. (CB)
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