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Author Northrup, Gordon.

Title Managing the Residential Treatment Center in Troubled Times.

Imprint Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (143 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Permanent ""White Water"" Time: Can Children's Residential Treatment Survive in the Nanosecond Nineties?; Introduction; Adapting for Survwal; Implicationsfor RTCs; Who's in Charge Here, Anyway?; DoesAnyone here Really Know What we are Trying to do?; Where are we Going: Does Anyone Really Care?; Attitude! Who Says that We've Got an Attitude?; If We Don't Direct Them, How Will They Know Whatto Do?; How Can We Empower them When They Aren'tQualified?; How Can WeShare Information When It's Confidential?
Customers: Who are They and Who Needs them Anyway?We Already Know How to Run an RTC: Don'tWe?; Value Added Reimbursement: What'sThat?; Conclusion; Bibliography; Putting on the Business Suit in Residential Treatment: What Have WeTaken Off?; The Corporate Age; Memories of an Old Guard; Notes; Bankrupt; References; Reply to Dr. Northrup's ""Bankrupt"" Letter; The Changing Provision for the Child in Need of Care: A Nottinghamshire, England, Case Study; National Overview; Nottinghamshire; Reports on Residential Care; Closures; Area Community Homes; Specialist Fostering; Costs.
Intermediate TreatmentResidential Care; References; Leaping in the Dark: The Fear of Transition; Purchase of Service Contracting; The Arms-Length Relationship; Introduction to the Model; Issues Arising from a PoscServices Delivery Model; 1. Non-Profitversus For-Profit; 2. The Down Side of Administrative Competitiveness, or Play Your Cards Close to Your Chest! -- A Growing Senseof Administrative Powerlessness in Contracting Organizations; Increased Importance of the Administrator's Relationships and Personal Contacts; A Shift From Child Care Administrators to Fiscal Bottom-Liners.
Unrealistic Bidders Winning Contracts, and Folding3. The Financial Impact of POSC on Child and Youth Care Programs; 4. Standards and Accountability: Where Does ""Arm's Length"" Equal Abdication of Responsibility?; Implications of Posc for Child and Youth Care as a Profession; References; Growth: An Interview with BruceBona; Bibliography; Not in My Backyard: Preserving Children's Rights in the Face of Discrimination; The Need; This is the Place; The Early Struggle; The Money; The Election; Crunch Time; The Discrimination Complaint; The Home Stretch; Epilogue.
Preliminary Notes on a Profit and Non-Profit LifeThe Pressure of Money; The Personality of Profit; The Speed of Time; Forms and Ritual; Interpersonal Nuance.
Summary Here is an informative guide to help directors and staff of residential treatment centers (RTCs) cope with the financial and administrative problems resulting from today's financially turbulent times. Financial problems have closed some centers and managed care or other health care changes will soon reach others. Managing the Residential Treatment Center in Troubled Times deals directly with current difficult financial and management problems in RTCs and presents practical advice, discussions of current problems, and possible solutions. Authors explore a wide range of topics from dea.
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Subject Child psychotherapy -- Residential treatment.
Group homes for children -- Administration.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Child psychotherapy -- Residential treatment.
Group homes for children -- Administration.
Other Form: Print version: Northrup, Gordon. Managing the Residential Treatment Center in Troubled Times. Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014 9781560246763
ISBN 9781317764687 (electronic bk.)
1317764684 (electronic bk.)