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Pages: 4012-4022
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain

FINDINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A RESIDENTIAL OR SEMI-RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FOR ADOLESCENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

P. Tomadini1, L. Del Col2, P.C. Testa2, G. Ceranto2, L. Dal Zotto1, P.A. Battistella1, M. Gatta1

1University of Padua, Pediatrics Department (ITALY)
2Neuropsychiatric Unit for Children and Adolescents Azienda ULSS 16 Padua (ITALY)
Aim. The particularity of the adolescent with medium- severe psychopathology and the extreme lack of placements different from hospitals (e.g. residential and semi-residential) often hamper the early intervention of the therapeutic treatment. From our experience from the daily Semi-residential Service for Adolescents at the Childhood and Adolescence Neuropsychiatry Unit of the Public Health Services (Azienda ULSS 16) in Padua, Italy, a retrospective analysis was carried out to identify which factors could be the best indicators for a residential or a semi-residential placement.

Sample and methodology. The sample consists of 102 adolescents referred to the daily Semi-residential Service for Adolescents (77 males and 25 females, aged between 12 and 18 years). It was later on divided into two groups: one group stayed in the Semi-residential Service and the second group went into a residential child care institution. All the patients were assessed using the Youth Self report (YSR 11-18) and the Global Assessment Functioning Scale (GAF) when admitted to the Service, and 6 months further on. For each patient the following data were collected: personal and familiar details, schooling, diagnosis, therapeutic objectives, collaboration of the adolescent and his/her family to the treatment and type of intervention. All the data were analysed and compared to find out which could indicate the best early placement for the patient (Semi-residential or residential).
Results and conclusions. From this study, it emerges that the residential child care institution is more indicated for the adolescents with: age below 14 years old, monoparental family, externalizing problems (delinquent and aggressive behaviour, conduct or personality disorders), a poor therapeutical compliance (in particular during the first 6 months in the Semi-residential Service) and a lack of parental collaboration.
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author = {Tomadini, P. and Del Col, L. and Testa, P.C. and Ceranto, G. and Dal Zotto, L. and Battistella, P.A. and Gatta, M.},
title = {FINDINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A RESIDENTIAL OR SEMI-RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FOR ADOLESCENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS},
series = {4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2011 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-3324-4},
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year = {2011},
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P. Tomadini, L. Del Col, P.C. Testa, G. Ceranto, L. Dal Zotto, P.A. Battistella, M. Gatta (2011) FINDINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A RESIDENTIAL OR SEMI-RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FOR ADOLESCENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, ICERI2011 Proceedings, pp. 4012-4022.
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