Caring for Troubled Children: Residential Treatment in a Community Context

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In this highly-regarded work, Whittaker forcefully advocates the need for residential treatment as part of a larger continuum of treatment, and explores the context of the setting itself as a dynamic therapeutic factor. Now available in paperback, this book remains among the most notable attempts in the field to utilize an ecological perspective.

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Overview

In this highly-regarded work, Whittaker forcefully advocates the need for residential treatment as part of a larger continuum of treatment, and explores the context of the setting itself as a dynamic therapeutic factor. Now available in paperback, this book remains among the most notable attempts in the field to utilize an ecological perspective.

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“…a major contribution to professional literature.”

Child Welfare

“… clear, direct, balanced, thought-provoking, and stimulating…”

Residential and Community Child Care Administration

“This is an important book that should be read by everyone concerned about the quality of care given to children in institutional settings… The book is characterized by clear and direct writing that facilitates the development of the author’s thesis. The review of relevant literature is comprehensive.”

—Dee Morgan Kilpatrick, Social Work

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Meet the Author

James K. Whittaker is Charles O. Cressey Endowed Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Work, University of Washington. He is a frequent consultant on child care training both in the Seattle area and nationally and is a consultant on research and training to the Child Development and Mental Retardation Center, University of Washington. He has served as director of the Social Welfare Program. He is also a founding member of the International Association for Outcome-Based Evaluation & Research on Family and Children’s Services.

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