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Working with severely mentally ill persons within the locked environment of a secure residential treatment facility presents a provocative challenge in attempting to establish a rehabilitative program. The author describes the mission, goals and methods of one of Oregon's newly organized facilities for "hard to place" former state hospital patients. The(More)
Dangerous behaviors in psychiatric institutions constitute major clinical and administrative problems. Staff competency in dealing with assaultive patients is an important factor in reducing institutional violence. One of the training programs for mental health staff working with dangerous patients is called Professional Assault Response Training (PART).(More)
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