The future of residential education and care

Rivka A. Eisikovits, Ira M. Schwartz

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In light of criticism voiced by various professional circles regarding the appropriateness, costs and benefits of residential education and care compared to the options inherent in home based care and alternative community correction programs, the present paper examines a few fundamental questions regarding future directions for the residential education and care of children and youth. It is our contention that only through a reformulation of our traditional conceptual categories on potential client populations, programs, the preparation of personnel and financing will fruitful heuristic thinking about future roles for this educational-therapeutic resource be made possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-19
Number of pages15
JournalResidential Treatment for Children and Youth
Issue number3
StatePublished - 9 Sep 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Law


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