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Problems and issues in community-based residential services as alternatives to institutionalization

Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Author: Maluccio, A. N.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1979


In recent years there has been increasing interest in community-based residential services (eg, foster homes & group homes) as alternatives to institutionalization of people with problems in areas such as mental health, mental retardation, child welfare, & aging. A selective review of the literature was undertaken to identify key issues, problems, & concepts in the use & development of community-based services. Presented are findings & conclusions regarding conceptualizations of services, issues in service delivery, & evaluation of effectiveness, as well as a proposed conceptual framework useful in examining the continuum of emerging services. A major problem seems to be that writers & researchers in a particular problem area generally do not benefit from knowledge gained about similar difficulties in other problem areas, but tend to proceed independently.

Further Details

Pages: 198-210
Volume: 6
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 21.5.03
Keywords: older, child, cognitive
Reads: 182