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Residential Treatment For Children & Youth
Residential Treatment For Children & Youth
Journal Title: Residential Treatment For Children & Youth
ISSN: 0886-571X
ISSN Online: 1541-0358
Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year
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From attracting and keeping top-notch staff to post-treatment follow-up, Residential Treatment for Children & Youth addresses the professional issues that matter most to practitioners. This distinguished journal offers peer-reviewed articles targeted specifically at the unique conditions of residential care.

Residential Treatment for Children & Youth provides research and case studies to help you plan and assess specialized programs for treatment of substance abuse, dual diagnosis, severe emotional disturbance, and sexual offenders, as well as for children who have suffered maltreatment and abuse. In-depth clinical papers focus on particular models of milieu or individual treatment, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, psychoeducational, peer-culture, and other approaches. Moreover, practical articles address the specific management and administrative issues that beset residential care homes. Case studies suggest new ways to manage agency change and handle clinical paradigm shifts, as well as establish community networks, undertake innovative funding efforts, and maintain necessary staff stability.

Residential Treatment for Children & Youth addresses innovative treatment issues related to:

changes in public policy as they relate to the field of residential treatment adapting programs to deal with shifting funding sources descriptions of special efforts to deliver staff training and develop institutional staff stability case-oriented studies of special education & vocational curriculums provided for residential students psychodiagnostic assessment, outcome evaluation, and long-term follow-up in residential care

Recurring features of the journal include:

Research (edited by D. Patrick Zimmerman) Book Reviews (edited by Richard A. Epstein) For nearly twenty years, this honored journal has provided practical information, solid research, and innovative techniques. Every professional in the field of residential care-social workers, psychologists, group care counselors, administrators, and psychotherapists-will find fresh ideas and information in these pages. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth is the journal of the American Association of Children's Residential Centers (AACRC), the leading professional organization in its field.

Peer Review Policy: All submitted articles are reviewed by two reviewers. The primary reviewer is always blind to authorship. The reviewers are generally both bind to authorship; however if one person has reviewed an article very positively or negatively sometimes will editor will serve as the second reviewer. Once the reviews have been completed, a decision is made by the Editor regarding rejection, request for revision or acceptance. The corresponding author is notified of the decision and responds accordingly (e.g. with revision if requested). Most revisions are reviewed by the Editor only but in some circumstances a revision may be re-reviewed by the original reviewers.

Subjects Covered & Scope: Currently known as Residential Treatment For Children & Youth (1986 - current) Formerly known as Residential Group Care & Treatment (1982 - 1986)
Editor Board:


John S. Lyons, PhD
Endowed Chair of Child & Youth Mental Health
University of Ottawa
School of Psychology
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  

Editorial Board:

Rachel L. Anderson, PhD - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Amy Baker, PhD -  New York Foundling Hospital, New York, NY
Jerome Bekker, PhD -  University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Lisa Bisnaire, CPsych -   Director, Autism Program, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario
Robert Cohen, PhD -  Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Richard Alan Epstein, PhD -  Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Nadia Ehrlich Finkelstein, CSW, ACSW -  Child and Family Services Management Consultant, Niskayuna, NY
Lorrie Henderson, PhD, CEO -  Devereux, Villanova, PA 
John A. Hunter, PhD -  Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA
Scott Leon, PhD -  Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Anthony Maluccio, PhD -  Boston University, Boston, MA
John B. Mordock, PhD -  Consultant in Child Welfare and Mental Health, Poughkeepsie, NY
Paul Neitman -  Holy Cross Children’s Services, Clinton, MI
Gordon Northrup, MD -  The Berkshire Mental Health Center, Pittsfield, MA
Larry W. Owens, Ed.D., MSW - Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
Stephen Pfeiffer, PhD -  Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Danilo E. Ponce, MD -  The University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Mary Beth Rauktis, PhD -  Pressley Ridge, Pittsburgh, PA
Melvyn Rose -  Residential Treatment Consultant, Mouse Hall, Amberly, West Sussex, England
Joseph P. Ryan, PhD -  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michele Solloway, PhD, RPP -  Trillium Family Services, Inc.
Madeline Steinberg, PsyD -  Walker School, Needham, MA
Neal Sternberg, MSCJA -  Victor Treatment Centers, North Valley Schools, Whitmore, CA
Adrian Ward, PhD -  University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, England

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