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Children And Residential Experiences

McMan has implemented the CARE model in our Services for Children and Families programs.


This program enables us to deliver quality services according to evidence base principles.

Since implementing the CARE model, we have seen:

  • Decreases in behavioral incidents

  • Improved quality of relationships between children and staff

  • Decreases in the use of psychotropic medicine

  • Decreases in the use of physical restraints


The CARE model is a principle-based program model that provides organizations a framework for practice based on a valid theory of how children develop. It motivates children and staff to adhere to routines, structures, and processes while minimizing the potential for interpersonal conflict.


The six principles that form the foundation of CARE are:

  • developmentally focused

  • family involved

  • relationship based

  • competence centered

  • trauma informed

  • ecologically oriented

The implementation of these principles to achieve congruence in the best interests of children throughout all levels of a residential care organization is the goal of the CARE program model.

To read more about the CARE model, CLICK HERE

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