1st Edition

Treating Children in Out-of-Home Placements

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ISBN 9780789008930
Published July 7, 1999 by Routledge
198 Pages

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Book Description

If you’re in the market for a detailed, pragmatic knowledge base for dealing with discipline, relationships with regulatory and funding agencies, and staff training, you’ll find all you need and more in Treating Children in Out-of-Home Placements. This unique and insightful volume gives you the information you need to successfully manage quality assessment and improvement in out-of-home placements, especially in a managed care environment.

Treating Children in Out-of-Home Placements reviews for you the field of residential treatment of adolescents in the child welfare system. With this crucial knowledge base, you’ll be equipped to face and surmount the challenges that accompany the provision of services to behaviorally disturbed youngsters. Some of the areas you’ll become fluent in are:

  • approaches to child welfare for children at risk
  • models of treatment
  • family counseling
  • diagnostic criteria for conduct and behavior disorders
  • psychotropic medication
  • training staff to become agents of change

    For over 150 years, we’ve seen the aftershocks of a problematic system for treating children placed in the custody of child welfare. Through treating Children in Out-of-Home Placements, you can understand the problems of implementing and administering such a program. You will want to open this book and place yourself and your staff members on the road to a more ideal plan of care for children placed in custody.

Table of Contents


  • Preface
  • Child Saving in America
  • Orphanages
  • Families
  • Residential Programs
  • Criticism
  • Foster Care
  • Characteristics and Needs of Foster Children
  • Characteristics and Needs of Foster Families
  • Effectiveness of Foster Care
  • System Needs
  • Foster Kids Don’t Say “Thank You”
  • Foster Care Agencies
  • Diagnosing Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • Depression and Suicide
  • Ego Disturbance
  • Attachment and Attachment Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Assessment
  • The Concept of the “Moral Imbecile”
  • Origins of Genetic Concept
  • Recognition of Other Determinants
  • The New Genetics
  • Agents of Change
  • The Direct Care Position
  • Training
  • New Concepts
  • Adolescence, Violence, and Abuse
  • Adolescent Psychopathology: A Developmental Perspective
  • Effects of Violence
  • Effects of Abuse
  • Treatment
  • Treating Childhood Emotional Disorders
  • Early Approaches
  • Contemporary Approaches
  • Residential Treatment
  • Effectiveness of Treatment Models
  • A Cognitive Therapy Approach
  • Treatment Issues
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Teaching Values
  • The Relevance of Values
  • Developmental Stages
  • Two Values for Study
  • Moral Training
  • Accessing Families
  • Defining Counseling
  • Structuring a Counseling Relationship
  • Characteristics of Families
  • Giving Medications
  • Background
  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Classes of Medications
  • Criticism
  • Effectiveness of Psychotropics with Children
  • Building for the Future--Wanted: A Blueprint for Change
  • Recapitulation
  • Defining Treatment
  • The Need for a Conceptual Model
  • A Treatment Model
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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Marvin Rosen