ERIC Number: ED244465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Child Mental Health Services, Inc.
School and residential therapeutic programs of Child Health Mental Services, Inc. serving schizophrenic, autistic, and emotionally disturbed children and youth (2-21 years old) are described. The residential components include a family unit home as well as a supervised apartment living program. Admissions procedures for the school program are reviewed in terms of the referral process, and admissions committee composition is described. The program, centered on a biochemical orientation, focuses on behavioral, communication, functional living, vocational, and functional academic skills. The residential unit incorporates an age span of "family" members and emphasizes skills for independent living, socialization, and coping. (CL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Meeting Their Needs: Provision of Services to the Severely Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic. p312-316. Conference Proceedings (Memphis, TN, April 27-28, 1983). (EC 162 463).