Residential programs for children and young people: what we need and what we don't need

Ainsworth, Frank (2007) Residential programs for children and young people: what we need and what we don't need. Children Australia, 32 (1). pp. 32-36.

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Abstract

This article is written as a bold opinion piece. It stems from the fact that once again we are seeing reports of abuse in residential care while at the same time there are calls for the reclaiming of residential care as a positive choice for children and youth. Yet there seems to be confusion as to exactly what function these programs should perform in the broader out-of-home care system. There are also important questions about the knowledge and skills that staff would require if such programs are to be non-abusive. A rejoinder to this opinion piece would be welcome.

Item ID: 2712
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: at risk persons; child abuse/neglect; child welfare; foster care; residential care; welfare services
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ISSN: 1035-0772
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2009 03:15
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160703 Social Program Evaluation @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940105 Childrens/Youth Services and Childcare @ 100%
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