A residence for adults which primarily houses psychiatric patients who had been hospitalized for many years can be made into a therapeutic living situation. The use of a therapeutic community approach in which patients and staff are encouraged to be open, communicative, and mutually supportive and where problem solving is done in both a relaxed and structured setting can approach an extended-family situation. This type of program offers a method of changing this type of residence from a custodial-like institution to a therapeutic family-like setting.
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Winston, A., Lieberman, H.J. Family life in a community residence. Psych Quart 50, 50–54 (1978). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01064782
- Public Health
- Family Life
- Psychiatric Patient
- Living Situation
- Community Approach