Residential facilities for the intellectually handicapped
Residential institutions have been, and continue to be, a major means of coping with certain societal problems, most particularly as a method for caring for those persons labelled as mentally ill, intellectually handicapped (1) or delinquent. Recently, however, concern has been growing regarding the unintentional consequences of institutional living for the residents. Rather than being therapeutic, institutions are seen by many as debilitating and dehumanizing the residents and returning...[Show more]
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