Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Rosemary Link

Second Advisor

Francine Chalolis

Third Advisor

Sandra Sitko


Severely emotionally disturhed (SED) children have significant needs in regards to services which help maintain them in the community. In Lhe past decade the federal governmenE has mandated that coMmunities develop innovative ways to bring effective, individualized services to children in the least restrictive environment through the collaboration of agency services. The implementation of therapeutic services into the public school system, also known as school-based day treatment, has been one response to this mandate. This study will look at the history of treatraent to SED children in several settings, the goals and objectives to bringing day treatment. into a school setting, the strengths and limitations of such a program and recommendations to assure it's success. This research examines the development of school-based day treatment policy and the implementation of the program in a MinnesoEa county school system.


SC 11.MSW.1994.Wall.N

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