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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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Treatment retention of dually diagnosed offenders in an institutional therapeutic community.
LCDC-III, is the director of the Tapestry Therapeutic Community and Annette Dominguez, LCDC-III, is the program supervisor for the Tapestry Therapeutic Community.
Initially, the contents of the Montana Women's Prison Therapeutic Community Handbook were scanned page by page to recreate an electronic copy of the book using tagged image file, or tif format.
Clarifying the nature of therapeutic community treatment: The Survey of Essential Elements Questionnaire (SEEQ).
Phoenix House: Studies in a therapeutic community (1968-1973).
Integration of the medical model, which is the redefined basis for the field of addiction medicine, and the traditional therapeutic community, which focuses on psychosocial treatment to modify behavior, will be informed by ASAM's (2011) recently released broader definition of addiction, based on advances in brain science.
Through the intensive programming, which accounts for most all of their daily activity, the women engage in group processes based on a foundation of a therapeutic community.
Management of a therapeutic community type b to 20 patients with psychiatric illness called ITHACA, located in the Municipality of Trofarello (TO).
The therapeutic community recognizes that inpatient treatment is only the beginning of a process that continues with supportive, integrated outpatient treatment.
SINGER Damien Dempsey has become an ambassador for Dublin's Coolmine Therapeutic Community.
The Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA is a small, not-for- profit psychiatric hospital and treatment center known for its pioneering work in treating "difficult" patients in an open therapeutic community.

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