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The Teaching Family Model

THE TEACHING-FAMILY MODEL is one of the few evidence-based residential treatment models backed by extensive empirical research. The model views children's behavior problems as stemming from their lack of essential interpersonal relationships and social skills as infants; and that these skills can be learned through teaching based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Social Learning Theory principles.   In this model, treatment is provided by highly trained practitioners that can be married couples or single individuals, know as ”teaching-parents”” who provide supervision and comprehensive skills development to students 24/7.