Children and Residential Experiences
Creating Conditions for Change
Published by: The Child Welfare League of America
Author: Martha J. Holden, M.S.
Narrator: Rich Germaine
Length 5 hours : 3 minutes

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Martha J. Holden, M.S.


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Martha J. Holden, M.S.

The CARE practice model provides a framework for residential care based on a valid theory of how children change and develop, motivating both children and staff to adhere to routines, structures, and processes, minimizing the potential for interpersonal conflict. The core principles of the model have a strong research and/or theoretical relationship to positive child outcomes, and can be incorporated into a wide variety of programs and treatment models.



Subjects covered include:

  1. Building a Foundation
  2. The Importance of Caring
  3. Creating an Environment Where Children
  4. Responding To Trauma and Pain-Based Behavior
  5. Self-Understanding and Emotional Competence
  6. Creating Conditions For Change
  7. Helping Children Do Well
  8. Striving For The Ordinary In Residential Care
  9. The Rhythm of Caring
  10. Building a Caring Community
  11. Essential Connections
  12. The Struggle for Congruence in the Best Interests of the child.

Other editorial contributions were provided by the following faculty of the Residential Child Care Project, Cornell University.

  • Tom Endres, M.A.
  • Joanna F. Garbarino, B.S.
  • John Gibson, M.S.W., MSSc, CQSW
  • Jack C. Holden, Ph.D.
  • I. Franklin Kuhn, Jr., Ph.D.
  • Carla Morgan, M.Ed.
  • Michael A. Nunno, D.S.W.
  • Mary Ruberti, M.S.W.
  • Angela Stanton-Greenwood, M.A., M.Ed.

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Published by: The Child Welfare League of America
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Arlington, VA 22202

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