Investigation, Design, and Implementation of a Therepeutic Milieu for Children and Youth in Residential Care in the New South Africa
AbstractAn effort to improve the quality of life of clients and staff in a residential setting for emotionally disturbed children and youth focused on the essential elements, processes, and climate of a therapeutic milieu in post-apartheid South Africa. The process of working with children and youth was more important than the activities themselves, underlying the paradox of being and doing. Key elements in the redesign of the therapeutic milieu were: a focus on self-esteem, relationship building, realistic expectations, and planned daily activities. A pre and post test designed to measure self esteem in clients was used as an indicator of successful changes to the program.
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Gaffley, M. . (2001). Investigation, Design, and Implementation of a Therepeutic Milieu for Children and Youth in Residential Care in the New South Africa. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 15, 128–143. Retrieved from http://acycpjournal.pitt.edu/ojs/jcycw/article/view/298
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