ACRC Position Paper- Seventh in Series: Youth Guided Treatment
Redefining Residential: Youth-Guided Treatment is the outgrowth of a partnership between ACRC, CAFETY (Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth; www.cafety.org), and YouthMOVE (Youth Motivating Others through Voices of Experience; www.youthmove.us). We are excited to have been asked to collaborate with ACRC in creating this document, as the association continues a series of policy papers that highlight new trends and promising practices in residential care.
The collaborative work and open dialogue that generated this document are essential elements of “youth-guided treatment” and a good example of what ideally would happen on a daily basis in partnering with youth. We expect this dialogue to continue as we work to achieve redefinition of residential and true system transformation, and hope that this paper helps organizations across the country move in this direction.