Creating Exclusive Environments to Facilitate Inclusion: Exploring the Paradox
James Anglin, University of Victoria
North Saanich, British Columbia V8L 4R4
Martha Holden, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853 Type mismatch in parameter or wrong alpha code.
Anton Smith, Oakhill Boys Ranch
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 2A6 Type mismatch in parameter or wrong alpha code.
Concepts → Symposium A6
Mittwoch, 9. Oktober 2013
11.00 - 12.30
Some young people require therapeutic care in extra-familial settings in order to prepare themselves to live in normative contexts. The CARE (Children and Residential Experiences) Program Model, developed by the Residential Child Care Project at Cornell University, is based on research evidence and practice wisdom in child and youth care, and is being implemented in over 40 settings in six countries. It is principle-based and designed to assist young people in care to heal the effects of complex trauma, develop a sense of normality, and prepare themselves for re-inclusion into normative environments. CARE settings include child welfare group homes, emergency shelters, residences for sex offenders, correctional facilities and a boys ranch. Lessons learned through quantitative and qualitative evaluation involving the perceptions of young people in care, the development of agency staff and changes in organizational culture will be presented for discussion.
Co-Authors: Martha Holden, Residential Child Care Project, Cornell University; Anton Smith, Oak Hill Boys Ranch, Alberta, Canada