The Adolescent Girl in a Group Home

  • Mirjam Mathe
  • Nancy Rudes
Part of the Women in Context: Development and Stresses book series (WICO)


Relatively little has been written about the development of the adolescent girl who has been separated from her natural family and environment.1,2,3. In this chapter, we consider some observations of adolescent girls who have been placed in an environment away from their families in group homes. Our data are based on five years of observation in one such group home, as well as on our long-term clinical experience in working with adolescents, children, and families.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mirjam Mathe
    • 1
  • Nancy Rudes
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  2. 2.Private practiceUSA

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