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Seeking to prevent residential care for young people with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour: examples and early outcomes from the Ealing intensive therapeutic and short break service

Reid, Caroline, Sholl, Catherine, Gore, Nick J. (2013) Seeking to prevent residential care for young people with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour: examples and early outcomes from the Ealing intensive therapeutic and short break service. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 18 (4). pp. 171-178. ISSN 1359-5474. (doi:10.1108/TLDR-01-2013-0003) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:33562)

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Abstract

Purpose

– The purpose of this paper is to present early outcomes and case examples from the Ealing Intensive Therapeutic and Short Break Service.

Design/methodology/approach

– The service was piloted over a period of 3.5 years during which clinical data were collected for young people at risk of a move to residential care.

Findings

– There were positive outcomes for young people with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour who were seen through the service with residential placements prevented in the vast majority of cases.

Originality/value

– These early outcomes highlight the importance of providing intensive therapeutic intervention with short breaks in order to prevent family placement breakdown.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/TLDR-01-2013-0003
Uncontrolled keywords: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present early outcomes and case examples from the Ealing Intensive Therapeutic and Short Break Service. Design/methodology/approach – The service was piloted over a period of 3.5 years during which clinical data were collected for young people at risk of a move to residential care. Findings – There were positive outcomes for young people with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour who were seen through the service with residential placements prevented in the vast majority of cases. Originality/value – These early outcomes highlight the importance of providing intensive therapeutic intervention with short breaks in order to prevent family placement breakdown.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 14:06 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33562 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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