|5.||The public's ambivalent attitude toward the institution and the children it serves.|
|1.||The increased use of the institution as a special resource for special children.|
|2.||The change in the rate of children referred to institutions, but the increased severity of the problems presented by the children referred.|
|3.||The movement from custody to treatment as the major service offered, and the diversification of treatment approaches.|
|4.||The increased professionalization and upgrading of staff, including houseparents, and the increased diversification of institutions.|
|5.||The attempt to deinstitutionalize and desegregate the institution, the increasing tendency to involve the parents in the treatment program, and the trend toward partial institutionalization.|
|6.||Increasing concern with aftercare programs.|
|7.||Continued attempts to find alternatives for institutionalization.|
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