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Group child care as a family service
Keith-Lucas, Alan.
Publication Information:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1977]

Physical Description:
xii, 272 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Reading Level:
1370 Lexile.
Format :

On Order



No longer merely custodial facilities, the children's home now offers a broad range of services to families in danger of breaking up. The authors provide an overview of the basic theory and methods of the family-centered children's home. Included also are twenty-one brief essays and papers on specific aspects of group child care related to its seven methods: planning, care, education, group living, counseling, therapy, and advocacy.

Originally published 1977.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Family-Centered Children's Homep. 1
I The Development Of the Children's Homep. 3
II The Seven Helping Methods Of the Children's Homep. 18
III The Family and the Child Experience the Home's Servicesp. 39
IV Structuring and Staffing The Homep. 62
V The Home In Its Societal Contextp. 83
Part 2 Essays on Specific Topicsp. 99
Contributors to Part Twop. 102
2 the Parent as a Member of The Decision-Making Teamp. 109
B In the Area of Carep. 128
4 the Content of Carep. 129
5 the Right to Failp. 132
C In the Area of Educationp. 145
8 Sex Education in the Children's Institutionp. 152
D In the Area of Group Livingp. 165
11 Group Meetings in the Cottagep. 178
12 Group Process in the Cottagep. 184
E In the Area of Counselingp. 193
14 Adult Nonverbal Communication with Childrenp. 200
15 the Child Care Worker as Counselor And Problem Solverp. 206
F In the Area of Therapyp. 207
17 Three Children and a Family --Some Instances of Psychotherapyp. 218
18 Family Psychotherapyp. 227
G In the Area of Advocacyp. 235
20 Working with Children from the Poverty Culturep. 243
21 Persons or Nonpersons: the Rights of Children And Their Familiesp. 248
Part 3 Further Reading Indexp. 257
Further Readingp. 259
Indexp. 267