An Afterschool Day Treatment Program
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The concept of utilizing a day treatment model for children and adolescents represented an extension of adult models whose history dated to the 1930s in Russia (Wirth, 1986). Children’s day treatment models were initiated in the late 1930s in America as a result of the growing awareness by mental health providers of the need to implement less restrictive concepts of care for children than were possible in hospital settings (Evangelakis, 1980).
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