The manual developed for Riverview Children's Hospital
Three staff manuals and handbooks from the formative years of the Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth, a groundbreaking psychiatric hospital in Middletown, Connecticut. Includes the ABCD Program, BLEU Handbook, and Sunburst Handbook. These archival materials provide detail that illuminates the treatment philosophy and methods employed by the hospital staff during the hospital's formative years.
This ebook is being published as a companion to Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth: A Culture of Promise, by Richard J. Wiseman.
A Driftless Connecticut Series Book, funded by the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
RICHARD J. WISEMAN is one of the pioneers of modern mental health treatment for children, and was the first in Connecticut to argue that autism was a developmental, not a psychiatric, disorder. His work was an important factor in the State of Connecticut's decision to shift childcare in mental hospitals from the Department of Mental Retardation to the Department of Developmental Services. Wiseman lives in Cromwell, Connecticut.