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ERIC Number: EJ818000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Linden Services for Children--Extern: A Holisitic Approach in Working with Young People with Challenging Behaviours and Their Families
Devlin, Angela
Child Care in Practice, v12 n2 p169-178 Apr 2006
Linden Services for Children is part of Extern, which is a charity within the voluntary sector. The organisation's mission is to promote social inclusion and help reduce the incidence of offending behaviour. Extern operates in both the North and South of Ireland and works with children, families, adults and communities. It aims, through assessment and carefully tailored services, to meet complex needs. Linden is one of a range of innovative interventions designed to work with young people aged 13-17 years and their families, combining both short-term residential placement and a community-based approach using Multisystemic Therapy. This article is a description of the service that is provided and how it draws upon other support programmes within the organisation and in so doing fulfils the requirements of both the Children (NI) Order 1995 and the Criminal Justice (Children) Order 1998. It explains how Extern and Linden Services helps young people avoid long-term reliance on residential care or custody and empowers and strengthens the family.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom