Advice to Administrators: Recommended Treatment and Services From the MTC Model

In addition to all the guidelines for treatment cited in chapter 1, the following treatment recommendations are derived from MTC work and are applicable across all models.
• Treat the whole person.
• Provide a highly structured daily regimen.
• Use peers to help one another.
• Rely on a network or community for both support and healing.
• Regard all interactions as opportunities for change.
• Foster positive growth and development.
• Promote change in behavior, attitudes, values, and lifestyle.
• Teach, honor, and respect cultural values, beliefs, and differences.

From: 6 Traditional Settings and Models

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