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Unitas: Therapy for Youth in a Street Society

Edward P. Eismann

in Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195159226
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893843 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159226.003.0014
Unitas: Therapy for Youth in a Street Society

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This chapter describes community mental health theory as the clinical rationale underpinning the creation of this neighborhood caretaker system, then demonstrates how such theoretical concepts were applied in practice to a local neighborhood. It concludes with a reflective analysis of the author's own transformative journey in creating this therapeutic street society.

Keywords: community mental health; community-based practice; clinical practice; neighborhood caretaker system; social work practice

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