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ERIC Number: EJ871335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0886-571X
Improving the Quality of Services in Residential Treatment Facilities: A Strength-Based Consultative Review Process
Pavkov, Thomas W.; Lourie, Ira S.; Hug, Richard W.; Negash, Sesen
Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, v27 n1 p23-40 2010
This descriptive case study reports on the positive impact of a consultative review methodology used to conduct quality assurance reviews as part of the Residential Treatment Center Evaluation Project. The study details improvement in the quality of services provided to youth in unmonitored residential treatment facilities. Improvements were observed in the areas of treatment planning and care, educational planning and services, and aftercare planning. Psychiatric practice improved and aversive and negative disciplinary practices were minimized. Improvement in service quality was achieved through a strength-based, consistent, and periodic consultative review process. Policy recommendations are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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