The Efficacy of Residential Treatment Services for a Child Diagnosed with Schizophrenia: A Case Study
This study examines the effectiveness of residential treatment services for a child diagnosed with schizophrenia. The literature review completed indicates that fewer than 200 cases of childhood schizophrenia have been described in the world literature. Children with this rare disease are served a number of ways in Minnesota, one of those ways being residential treatment services. In studying the effectiveness of this treatment modality for a child with schizophrenia, I have completed an intensive case study of a child who is diagnosed with schizophrenia and has completed residential treatment services. Records were reviewed and interviews conducted with the identified child, his mother, and two therapists who have been professionally involved with this child and family. The findings of this study indicate that this residential treatment program was effective for this child.