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Residential Interventions for Children, Adolescents, and Families A Best Practice Guide

by Gary M. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Maryland, USA) Blau

Residential Interventions for Children, Adolescents, and Families A Best Practice Guide Synopsis

Now more than ever there is a need to ensure that best practices are being used in residential programs. As the focus on costs and outcomes increase, residential programs must clearly demonstrate that the interventions provided are efficient and effective. Readers will learn how to: Create strength-based, empowering and healing environments; Better engage and partner with children, adolescents and families, in meaningful ways; Support those who have experienced trauma and loss, and to prevent and eliminate the use of restraint and seclusion; Respect and include cultural indices in practices; Train, mentor, supervise, support and empower staff about how to deliver promising and best practices, and evidence-informed and evidence-based interventions; and Track long-term outcomes, and create funding strategies to better support sustained positive outcomes. This book encourages readers to think strategically about how agencies, communities and systems can identify and implement actions that lead to positive change and how to work more collaboratively to improve the lives of children and adolescents who have experienced emotional and behavioral life challenges and their families.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415854566
Publication date: 18th June 2014
Author: Gary M. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Maryland, USA) Blau
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 236 pages
Categories: Social work, Clinical psychology, Sociology: family & relationships,

About Gary M. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Maryland, USA) Blau

Gary M. Blau, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and chief of the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In this role, he provides national leadership for children's mental health and for creating systems of care across the United States. Beth Caldwell, MS, is the director of the National Building Bridges Initiative and a faculty member for the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternatives to Restraint and Seclusion. She has provided consultation to residential, hospital and community programs across the United States and internationally. Robert E. Lieberman, MA, LPC, is the ...

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