Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1986

Volume 10 Issue 4

Towards A Residential Treatment Programme for Emotionally Disturbed Children

Peter Mertin, Richard M. Baxter


1 Child, Adolescent and Family Health Services, Adelaide

2 Anglican Child Care Services, Adelaide

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The idea that children whose parents are unable or unwilling to care for them within the familial home should be cared for by the state or voluntary organisation, in small groups by adults who share their lives with the children, has gained considerable currency in the last two decades. (Ainsworth and Fulcher, 1981). However, although now widely accepted in principle, a uniform implementation of group care for children has been slow due to a number of factors.

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