Rights of Clients in Residential Treatment

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Rachel Parnell Gary Dick


By Rachel Parnell, social work

Advisor: Gary Dick

Presentation ID: AM_A32

Abstract: A good residential facility for youth, and adults, with mental health concerns can be hard to find. (Mental Health America, 2015). Youth in residential treatment in Ohio for mental health are protected under the rights of Disability Rights Ohio. Youth in this type of care are a vulnerable population and unfortunately, aren't always susceptible to the best possible care. The rights are in place, but the question is, do the youth know that they are entitled to these rights? The youth at St. Joseph Orphanage, Altercrest Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), fall into this category of vulnerability. The aim of this study is to observe the youths' understanding of their rights, educate the youth on their rights, and see what can be done to improve the knowledge and practice of client rights in residential treatment. This will be a mixed method study using inductive research with measurements tools that are nominal and ordinal.


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