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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

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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In separate studies, data from 59 member organizations of Therapeutic Communities of America (TCA) and 19 self-identified TCs that participated in the Drug Abuse Treatment Outcomes Study (DATOS) demonstrated the utility of the SEEQ in describing the core characteristics of TCs (Melnick et al.
With more than 500 inmates in the various phases, the About Face Program has become one of the largest jail-based therapeutic communities in the country.
Therapeutic communities, by their very nature, exemplify the process of thinking outside the box.
Service of collection and analysis of samples of food, water and surfaces in the Therapeutic Communities. A minimum number of 306 analytics will be carried out in the two-year period (153 analytical reports per year), according to the schedule detailed in the Technical Specifications.
According to Douglas Lipton, an outcome study of prison-based treatment compared and contrasted four different therapeutic communities nationwide.
Service to ensure the availability of 16 seats in professional therapeutic communities for drug addicts (2 lots) .
In 1973, she was promoted to director of therapeutic communities. As such, she designed and opened the system's first addiction treatment program.
Contract notice: Service on the support activities for the mentally disadvantaged members of the usl roma 3 personalized apartments in high-medium and low protective and therapeutic communities and socio rehabilitation.
Prison-Based Therapeutic Communities: Their Success with Drug Abusing Offenders.
Project Description : The project "Competence education of Therapeutic Communities Tolls" is developing a project that fills this newly defined competency model of social services and the formulation of a vision for the year 2015.
In Community as method: Modified therapeutic communities for special populations, ed., G.

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