ERIC Number: EJ933229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Defining Group Care Programs: An Index of Reporting Standards
Lee, Bethany R.; Barth, Richard P.
Child & Youth Care Forum, v40 n4 p253-266 Aug 2011
Group care programs, while ubiquitous, are not clearly differentiated despite differences in the population served, size, auspices, and program activities, to name a few. Words like group care, residential care and residential treatment are often used interchangeably in policy, research and practice. This paper introduces reporting standards that can be used to promote the availability of descriptive information and build towards a nomenclature and classification system that reflects the variety within the service delivery system. These reporting standards were developed and vetted with input from several national group care scholars. An index of reporting standards has implications for state systems, accreditation and licensing groups, practitioners and researchers.
Descriptors: Residential Care, Delivery Systems, Child Welfare, Classification, Scholarships, Researchers, Accreditation (Institutions), Population Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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