Acogimiento residencial terapéutico para niños y adolescentes : una declaración de consenso del grupo de trabajo Internacional Sobre Acogimiento Residencial Terapéutico

Whittaker, James K. and Holmes, Lisa and del Valle, Jorge F. and Ainsworth, Frank and Andreassen, Tore and Anglin, James and Bellonci, Christopher and Berridge, David and Bravo, Amaia and Canali, Cinzia and Courtney, Mark and Currey, Laurah and Daly, Daniel and Gilligan, Robbie and Grietens, Hans and Harder, Annemiek and Holden, Martha and James, Sigrid and Kendrick, Andrew and Knorth, Erik and Lausten, Mette and Lyons, John and Martin, Eduardo and McDermid, Samantha and McNamara, Patricia and Palareti, Laura and Ramsey, Susan and Sisson, Kari and Small, Richard and Thoburn, June and Thompson, Ronald and Zeira, Anat (2017) Acogimiento residencial terapéutico para niños y adolescentes : una declaración de consenso del grupo de trabajo Internacional Sobre Acogimiento Residencial Terapéutico. Psicothema, 29 (3). pp. 289-298. ISSN 0214-9915

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    Abstract

    In many developed countries around the world residential care interventions for children and adolescents have come under increasing scrutiny. Against this background an international summit was organised in England (spring 2016) with experts from 13 countries to reflect on therapeutic residential care (TRC). The following working definition of TRC was leading: "Therapeutic residential care involves the planful use of a purposefully constructed, multi-dimensional living environment designed to enhance or provide treatment, education, socialization, support, and protection to children and youth with identified mental health or behavioral needs in partnership with their families and in collaboration with a full spectrum of community based formal and informal helping resources". The meeting was characterised by exchange of information and evidence, and by preparing an international research agenda. In addition, the outlines of a consensus statement on TRC were discussed. This statement, originally published in English and now reproduced in a Spanish translation, comprises inter alia five basic principles of care that according to the Work Group on Therapeutic Residental Care should be guiding for residential youth care provided at any time.