Redefining Residential: Trauma-Informed Practice: The Importance of Predictability in Residential Interventions

Adopted April, 2020 “This is the sixteenth in a series of papers by the Association of Children’s Residential Centers (ACRC) addressing critical issues facing the field of residential interventions. The purpose of these papers is to stimulate dialogue and self-examination among organizations, stakeholders, policymakers, and the field. ACRC is the longest standing association focused exclusivelyContinue reading “Redefining Residential: Trauma-Informed Practice: The Importance of Predictability in Residential Interventions”

Redefining Residential: Measuring Functional Outcomes

Adopted January, 2012 This is in a series of papers being issued by the Association of Children’s Residential Centers (ACRC) addressing critical issues and opportunities facing the field of residential treatment. ACRC is the longest standing USA national association focused exclusively on the needs of children and youth who require residential treatment, and their families.Continue reading “Redefining Residential: Measuring Functional Outcomes”

Wings School Notts, Step Down Family Living Model

By SB on November 17, 2020 • ( 2 Comments ) This blog post was written by the Kedleston Group. More information about the Kedleston Group can be found in this article. It focuses on one of the schools in the Kedleston Group: Wings School in Nottinghamshire. The school is an independent therapeutic residential and day provider.Continue reading “Wings School Notts, Step Down Family Living Model”

The environments of residential living for children and young people under the age of 18.

1st August 2021 By Ewan Anderson and Norman Cooke. The core and focus of any setting is the human environment in which children and staff interact. Within this can be distinguished the personal space of children and staff, communal space and service space. The human environment is enclosed within the physical environment which may compriseContinue reading “The environments of residential living for children and young people under the age of 18.”

Colonial Schools maybe, colonial monuments no

Some of Canada’s Indigenous people have decided to keep their Residential Schools despite the fact that they hold so many painful memories. One of those is the largest Residential School in Canada on the Kamloops Indian Reserve. Former Kamloops chief Manny Jules said there have been many debates over the years about the future ofContinue reading “Colonial Schools maybe, colonial monuments no”

Trudeau says Canadians ‘horrified and ashamed’ of forced assimilation

An estimated 751 unmarked graves were recently discovered on the grounds of the former Marieval Indian residential school in Saskatchewan which operated from 1899 to 1997. Last month, 215 remains were reported at a similar school in British Columbia Source The Guardian 25/06/21: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/25/justin-trudeau-indigenous-residential-schools-horrified-ashamed?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

Readers response to our ‘Care of Young offenders’ Feb 1st edition.

By John Pressley – The Therapeutic Care Journal 1st April 2021 As a former residential child care worker of 35 continuous years and the  Principal of a previous Approved School in the East Midlands region, I found the recent papers on Approved Schools and CHE’s interesting. I have been retired for 14 years, but IContinue reading “Readers response to our ‘Care of Young offenders’ Feb 1st edition.”

Residential Care and Education for Children and Young People under the age of 18

Ewan Anderson and Norman Cooke – The Therapeutic Care Journal The purpose of this paper is to identify and clarify sectors of Residential Care and Education provision for children and young people under the age of 18. The Children Act (1989) provided vital legislation across the field of residential care and education. It followed earlyContinue reading “Residential Care and Education for Children and Young People under the age of 18”

The case of Standon Farm Approved School, 1947

The Therapeutic Care Journal Standon Farm was opened in 1885 by the Church of England Waifs and Strays Society. It operated as a Certified Industrial School until 1926, and then as an Approved School from 1938. By the 1940s, Standon Farm was providing residential care and education for eighty boys aged ten to sixteen whoContinue reading “The case of Standon Farm Approved School, 1947”

Good memorials, bad memorials of residential schools

First Nations show the way to reconciliation. Protestors with other agendas should pay heed. Tk’emlúps residential school. Image: APTN News In a transformative move, Indigenous Canadians have designated the residential schools that robbed them of their language, art and culture into historic sites. Not just the school buildings themselves but the whole residential school systemContinue reading “Good memorials, bad memorials of residential schools”