NTRCA Research

International Research

  1. Collection or resources and articles from Jasper Mountain.
    Jasper Mountain is a unique organization, it is a treatment family, and it is a place of hope for children and parents who search for answers.Jasper Mountain provides a continuum of programs that meets the needs of emotionally disturbed children and their families. Services include an intensive residential treatment program with a therapeutic school, a short-term residential center, treatment foster care program, community based wraparound program and crisis response services.
  2. Collection or article on the Sanctuary Model.
    The Sanctuary Model is an evidence-supported intervention (Rivard, Bloom, McCorkle, & Abramovitz, 2005) and the only organizational and clinical intervention recognized as a Promising Practice by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2008).Similarly, the Sanctuary Model has achieved a Scientific Rating of 3 (Promising Research Practice) by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, 2011). More recently, it was awarded the 2011 Council on Accreditation’s Innovative Practices award (Council on Accreditation, 2011).
  3. Reports and resources from Cornell University.
    The Residential Child Care Project is an international outreach, technical assistance, and training organization established in 1982 as part of the Family Life Development Center located in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Originally funded by the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington, DC, the project disseminates model techniques and systems to prevent institutional child abuse and neglect through two major programs: Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and the Institutional Child Abuse (IAB) Project. The Residential Child Care Project has been invited to over 40 states, Canada, Puerto Rico, Russia, Australia, Ireland, Bermuda and the United Kingdom with its ongoing programs to improve the quality of crisis prevention and management in residential child care, and to reduce and ameliorate institutional abuse. The RCCP’s national and international leadership role in pioneering effective crisis prevention and management systems stems from the inter-relationships of its three primary activities: RESEARCH leads to improved OUTREACH programs, which are carefully evaluated. EVALUATION contributes to improvement of OUTREACH efforts and suggests new avenues for RESEARCH.
    http://rccp.cornell.edu/resourcesfindings+reports.html and http://rccp.cornell.edu/resourcesinternet.html

National Research

  1. Out Of Home Care Service Model – Therapeutic Secure Care Programs 2010
    Dept of Human Service – Community Service
  2. New directions in Therapeutic Out-of-Home Care Options 2013
  3. Evaluation of the Therapeutic Residential Care Pilot Programs Final Summary & Technical Report (Issue date: 4 November 2011)
    Department of Human Services
  4. Can residential care be therapeutic for children?
    Presentation powerpoint.

    • Karen Landgren : Therapeutic specialist: Australian

    Childhood Foundation (ACF)

    • Helen Kennedy : Team leader Anglicare – North-West

    Therapeutic Residential Care

    • Amanda Stacey : Team leader Anglicare – Eastern

    Therapeutic Residential Care

  5. Dept Child Protection WA Residential Care (Sanctuary) Framework 2012.
  6. Institute of Child Protection Studies. Literature review for Marist Youth Care. What works in residential care? Draft.
  7. Dept of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services policy in relation to Therapeutic Residential Care. 2013
  8. Issues Paper, therapeutic residential care is described and contrasted with other models of out-of-home care.
    The theory and evidence supporting the use of this form of care are examined and used to develop a set of key elements, which, it is argued, should guide the provision of therapeutic residential care in Australia. 2011
  9. NTRCA Reference Group (2018) Therapeutic Residential Care: Australian Consensus Definition and Research Agenda. study Australian Child Foundation Conference Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, August 1st

Recent/forthcoming publications and presentations

  1. McLean, S (2018) Therapeutic Residential Care: An update on Current Issues and Service characteristics in Australia. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Institute of Family Studies  Therapeutic residential care: An update on current issues in Australia by Sara McLean.
  2. McLean, S, Taylor, C & Wall, S (2018) Developing a Therapeutic Residential Care Framework in South Australia Australian Child Foundation Conference Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, August 1st
  3. McNamara P & McLean, S (2018) Partnering with families in therapeutic residential care: An Australian scoping study Australian Child Foundation Conference Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, August 1st
  4. McNamara P & McLean, S (2018) A joint effort: Effective partnering with families in Australian Therapeutic Residential Care Eusarf Conference Porto, PORTUGAL October 2-5
  5. McNamara P & McLean, S (2017) Partnering with families in therapeutic residential care: An Australian scoping study In C Canali, J Ma, J & T Vecchiato (Eds) New perspectives for outcome-based evaluation and research on family and children’s services. Fondazione Zancan Onlus; Department of Social Work, Chinese University of Hong Kong and International Association for Outcome Based Research in Family and Children’s Services (iaOBERfcs) pp. 63-66
  6. McNamara P (2017) Therapeutic residential care in Australia: A contemporary overview International Therapeutic Residential Care Working Group Meeting, Malosco ITALY June 5th – 7th
  7. McNamara P (2017) Therapeutic residential care: Toward healing trauma in Australian children and families Colloquium, National University of Galway EIRE May 28th
  8. McNamara P, Downey L, Il I, McKenzie R & Somers K (2016) Professional development for therapeutic residential care Australian Child Welfare Agencies Conference, Darling Harbour NSW, AUSTRALIA August 12th
  9. McNamara P, Ramsay S & Small R (2016) Family partnering in therapeutic residential care: A contemporary overview International Therapeutic Residential Care Working Group Meeting, University of Loughborough, UK, April 18th
  10. McNamara P (2015) A new era in the development of therapeutic residential care in the State of Victoria In Whittaker, J.K., del valle, J.  & Holmes, L.  (Eds.) Therapeutic residential care with children and youth: identifying promising pathways to evidence-based international practice pp. 126-139 London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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