This book serves as a reference for social workers, psychologists, counselors, and other mental health professionals who utilize therapeutic farm therapy with their children or adult clients. The Brief is also valuable for policy makers at state mental health agencies and legislators, who must decide how to best utilize limited funding for mental health care. Chapters focus on the development of the therapeutic farm approach, various models of therapeutic farms in the U.S. and Europe, and case studies of specific therapeutic farms.
Includes outcome data on therapeutic effectiveness
Focuses on specific real example of therapeutic farms in US, Canada, and Europe
An effective professional book for social workers around the world
The Development of the Therapeutic Farm.- Programmatic Approches.- Approaches to Organizational Structure and Financing.- Hopewell Therapeutic Farm Community.- CooperRiis Healing Community.- Slí Eile.- Moving Forward: Exploring Current Challenges and New Directions.