Therapeutic Communities: Policy context

Kevin Gallagher, Dr Chris Nicholson and Bethan Thibault
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The term “therapeutic” – at least in the way commissioning specifications set out – focuses on the direct work of a therapist in weekly sessions with a child. While this important technical component has its place, it is only one limited element. In order for residential care, fostering, education or supported housing to be “therapeutic” something more is needed.

A therapeutic community is an immersive approach. Picture: Tiko/Adobe Stock
A therapeutic community is an immersive approach. Picture: Tiko/Adobe Stock

Read in full at CYPNow source: https://www.cypnow.co.uk/other/article/therapeutic-communities-policy-context

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