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Updated to include recent research on therapeutic group care for high-resource using children and youth; title changed to emphasize therapeutic group care pertaining to children.

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date: 23 February 2017

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This entry addresses the current state of therapeutic group care services for children and youth. Demographic programmatic trends and research findings are reviewed as are emergent issues and critical questions for further research and practice innovation. Suggestions for improvement of therapeutic group care services are offered in the context of an overall spectrum of services for children and families.

Keywords: Keywords: residential treatment, out-of-home care, child caring institutions, therapeutic group care, family involvement, children’s mental health, child welfare, juvenile corrections

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