Therapeutic residential care: different population, different purpose, different costs

Ainsworth, Frank, and Hansen, Patricia (2015) Therapeutic residential care: different population, different purpose, different costs. Children Australia, 40 (4). pp. 342-347.

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At the present time in Australia, there is much discussion about attachment and trauma-informed therapeutic residential care (TRC) programmes. The discussion includes a continuing reference to the high cost of this form of care by comparison to foster family care. This comparison assumes that both services serve the same population which this paper disputes. The emergence of TRC as one option in the continuum of care also raises issues about how a residential care (RC) workforce might be educated and trained for these programmes. This is particularly important given the mental health and behavioural difficulties the population of young people referred to TRC programmes, frequently display.

Item ID: 44461
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2049-7776
Keywords: therapeutic residential care, population, purpose, costs
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2016 02:18
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 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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