What are Aftercare Programs?
- Follow-up therapy after release from a hospital (Butcher, Mineka & Hooley, 2004)
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long do these programs usually last? How long after hospital release should these programs be introduced? Do they follow immediately after the release, or do they require some time for the person to adjust to a different setting before they are introduced? Does a person's level of adjustment determine whether the programs are needed or not? Does a person's level of adjustment also determine the degree or extent of the programs?
- What are aftercare programs? Are there different techniques or methods used? Who are allowed to administer such? Who are required or recommended to undergo such?
- How effective are aftercare programs? Are there any conclusive research studies documenting the effectiveness of such programs?