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ERIC Number: ED398498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 155
Abstractor: N/A
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Developing a Model to Ease Youth's Transitions into Residential Treatment: Integrating Constructivist Therapies and Youth Care into a Contextually Relevant Rite of Passage.
Williams, Paul A.
In this applied research project, the tendency for Youth Workers to treat admissions as a sudden procedural event was problematic at a treatment program. Literature from (brief) constructivist therapies, youth care work, and interviews with administrators, youth workers, and youths at a treatment program were used to solve the problem. The Context Metaphor Relationship (CMR) model comprised the solution. In CMR, an emphasis on social contexts, transitional metaphors, and relationships were used to ease youths' transitions into residential treatment. "Care-Giver Primacy" was advanced to help youth workers deal with the needs of new youths. Standards for residential admissions were incorporated into short-term emergency admissions and long-term expected admissions. When presented to them, workers and administrators viewed the model as a comfortable transition into residential treatment. In CMR, a paradigm-shift from therapies emphasizing quick cost-effective efficiency to therapies emphasizing a gradual, empathic concern for individuals was pursued. (Contains 52 references, and 2 appendices: (1) Interview Questions; and (2) the Presentation of CMR, along with evaluation questions.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada