Position Papers

ACRC Position Papers

ACRC’s public policy position papers address important topics in the field of children’s residential treatment. In them we seek to share best practices in order to improve options and advocate for the clinical needs of children, adolescents, and families.

Public Policy Position Papers

2005

Redefining the Role of Residential Treatment

2008

Evidence Based Practices

2012

Measuring Functional Outcomes

2015

Strategic Interventions to Advance Youth Permanency

2006

Becoming Family Driven

2009

Family Driven Care (Family Members Speak)

2013

Creating Non-Coercive Environments

2018

Integrating Education in Residential Interventions

2007

Ensuring the Pre-conditions for Transformation

2010

Youth Guided Treatment

2014

Towards the Rational Use of Psychotropic Meds

2019

Moving Away from Point and Level Systems

2007

Performance Indicators and Outcomes

2014

Competent Interventions for Youth with Diverse Gender and Sexual Identities and Expressions

2020

Trauma-Informed Practice: The Importance of Predictability in Residential Interventions

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