therapeutic community


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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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Residential substance abuse treatment for older adults: An enhanced therapeutic community model.
Developing comprehensive prison-based therapeutic community treatment for women, Drugs and Society, 13(1-2):193-212.
Modified therapeutic community for mentally ill chemical "abusers": Background, influences, program description, preliminary findings.
Graduates are encouraged to return to the nightly group meetings held at the jail to continue their own recovery and give back to the therapeutic community their successes and struggles in remaining drug-free as they re-enter society.
The therapeutic community focuses on treatment and education.
Thorin Daye, former New York State Department of Corrections Employee at Otisville Correctional Facility, New York, and is an expert in the democratic therapeutic community model and choice theory, cornerstones of Network's uniquely effective Network in the Prisons operating in 5 New York State prisons and Network in the Community, providing reentry programming in Harlem and the Bronx.
According to Baldonado the PPA, which is under the Department of Justice, has two flagship programs for the rehabilitation and development of the clients that include therapeutic community and the restorative justice.
In a therapeutic community, you would hope that they are abandoning some old connections and developing some new ones.
SCC is the first therapeutic community for special needs students in the UAE that is registered with the Community of Communities, run by the British Royal College of Psychiatrists in England.
WHAT WORKS IN THERAPEUTIC PRISONS: EVALUATING PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGE IN DOVEGATE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY

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