Year: 1987 Source: Social Work in Health Care, v.13, no.1, (1987). p.1-21 SIEC No: 19870587

Adolescents admitted to a psych hospital frequently experience intense anger towards their parents & are often estranged from them. This reflects the problem both patient & parents have coping with separation & individuation. The authors discuss the importance of treatment to achieve reconciliation in order to aid the adolescents’ move toward autonomy. The article describes the favorable environment & opportunities for intervention provided in an acute care hospital setting to meet such a goal.