Therapeutische residentiële hulp voor kinderen en jongeren: een consensusverklaring van de Internationale Werkgroep Therapeutische Residentiële Zorg

Translated title of the contribution: Therapeutic residential care for children and youth: a consensus statement of the International Work Group on Therapeutic Residential Care

James K. Whittaker, Lisa Holmes, Jorge F. del Valle, Frank Ainsworth, Tore Andreassen, James P. Anglin, Christopher Bellonci, David Berridge, Amaia Bravo, Cinzia Canali, Mark E. Courtney, Laurah Currey, Daniel L. Daly, Robbie Gilligan, Hans Grietens, Annemiek T. Harder, Martha J. Holden, Sigrid James, Andrew Kendrick, Erik J. KnorthMette Lausten, John S. Lyons, Eduardo Martín, Samantha McDermid, Patricia M. McNamara, Laura Palareti, Susan Ramsay, Kari M. Sisson, Richard W. Small, June Thoburn, Robert W. Thompson, Anat Zeira

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    In many developed countries around the world residential care interventions for children and adolescents have come under increasing scrutiny. Against this background an international summit was organised in England (spring 2016) with experts from 13 countries to reflect on therapeutic residential care (TRC).
    The following working definition of TRC was leading: "Therapeutic residential care involves the planful use of a purposefully constructed, multi-dimensional living environment designed to enhance or provide treatment, education, socialization, support, and protection to children and youth with identified mental health or behavioural needs in partnership with their families and in collaboration with a full spectrum of community based formal and informal helping resources". The meeting was characterised by exchange of information and evidence, and by preparing an international research agenda. In addition, the outlines of a consensus statement on TRC were discussed. This statement, originally published in English and now reproduced in a Dutch translation, comprises inter alia five basic principles of care that according to the Work Group on Therapeutic Residential Care should be guiding for residential youth care provided at any time.
    Translated title of the contributionTherapeutic residential care for children and youth: a consensus statement of the International Work Group on Therapeutic Residential Care
    Original languageOther
    Pages (from-to)268-286
    Number of pages19
    JournalOrthopedagogiek: Onderzoek en Praktijk
    Issue number11/12
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2016


    • residential child care
    • child welfare
    • therapeutic residential care

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