The concept of "deinstitutionalization" has led to a great deal of concern being focused on moving children out of large institutions into community based programs. This paper proposes a model program that would seek to avoid the initial placement of the child and focus attention on working with the family as a total unit. The program would recognize the acting out child as symptomatic of a family system in crisis.
"A Model Program to Avoid the Institutionalization of Children,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 6
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol6/iss6/6