Peter J. Pecora, School of Social Work, University of Washington, USA
Whittaker, Del Valle and Holmes, together with their contributors, address key challenges related to how well-designed, short-term group care interventions can help children address severe emotional and behavioral conditions. Their careful attention to treatment design and measurement showcase strategies that can be readily applied to improve service quality and outcomes.
From the Foreword by Robbie Gilligan, Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College, Dublin
This book makes an important contribution to one of the critical issues in the field of child welfare. It engages with many of the challenges of caring for very troubled young people who require resource-intensive support.