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community

 [kŏ-mu´nĭ-te]
a group of persons residing together in face-to-face association; a group of persons with whom an individual identifies as a source of identity and potential support.
continuing care community life care community.
life care community a living arrangement for older adults that provides several levels of care within one facility or complex. As the resident requires more health supervision, he or she moves from areas that are more independent to those where care is provided under the supervision of a registered nurse. Life care communities usually require an entry fee as well as a monthly fee. Called also continuing care community.
therapeutic community a specially structured mental treatment center, employing group and milieu therapy and encouraging the patient to function within social norms.

ther·a·peu·tic com·mu·ni·ty

a specially structured mental hospital or community health center that provides an effective environment for behavioral changes in patients through resocialization and rehabilitation.

therapeutic community (TC)

(in mental health) a treatment facility in which the entire milieu is part of the treatment. The physical environment, the other clients, the staff, and the policies of the facility influence the function of the individual in the activities of daily living in the community. The concept of a therapeutic community is integral to milieu therapy.

therapeutic community

Addiction disorders A structured treatment environment with emphasis on group process, often with former addicts on staff. See Halfway house.

ther·a·peu·tic com·mu·ni·ty

(thāră-pyūtik kŏ-myūni-tē)
Specially structured mental hospital or community health center that provides an effective environment for behavioral changes in patients through resocialization and rehabilitation.

therapeutic community

A small local population of people of strong antisocial tendency, set up under the supervision of medical staff but in a non-clinical environment, to try to treat personality disorder. The object is to demonstrate the effects of such behaviour and to try to instil constructive patterns of conduct and improve social and interpersonal skills. Results have been promising.
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Negative results have been reported in a wide array of settings, including psychiatric hospitals (Huchzermeier, Brub, Geiger, Kernbichler, & Aldenhoff, 2008; Morrissey, Mooney, Hogue, Lindsay & Taylor, 2007); therapeutic communities (Hobson, Shine, & Roberts, 2000; Ogloff, Wong, & Greenwood, 1990); and sexual offender treatment programs (Looman, Abracen, Serin, & Marquis, 2005; Olver & Wong, 2011).
Relationship between time spent in treatment and client outcomes from therapeutic communities.
There also have been a large number of studies on therapeutic communities (TCs), best characterized as a Level 4 recovery residence.
Research on therapeutic communities has found Walden's treatment to be successful up to 18 years after release from prison, reducing new arrests and the health consequences of addictive disease, including HIV risk (Martin et al.
This week-long training is designed for professionals who wish to gain an understanding of therapeutic communities through actual hands-on experience within the Tapestry program structure.
Community as method: Therapeutic communities for special populations and special settings.
The research was carried out in two therapeutic communities of PH: PH of Navarre and PH of Asturias.
We will again delay pursuing this idea until we have explored the history and mechanism of therapeutic communities.
Three of the 13 papers appeared in The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities in 2004 and 2006.
As part of this, leading prison professional Prof Michael Brookes, who is currently Director of Therapeutic Communities at HMP Grendon, will join the university's Centre for Criminal Justice Policy and Research as a Visiting Professor.

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