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Therapeutic Communities for Children and Young People

ISBN: 9781843100966

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Whilst there is now a growing canon of literature on Therapeutic Communities both in general and in different contexts, relatively little has been written about TCs for children and young people. This book tackles the subject directly, providing a perspective that focuses on the institutional context in which therapeutic work takes place and the theories and principles that underpin these settings. It deals with how TCs for children differ from other types of institution, discusses the growing and elaborate body of regulation, documentation and training that surrounds children's residential settings and looks at how therapeutic practices operate within these standards. Useful to social work, health care and education professionals, it gives an understanding of the history of TCs for children, the implications for the institutions themselves and, most importantly, what it might mean for those who hope to be helped by them.