(1983) Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, and Sociometry, 36, 13-22.
Residential treatment staff function as the temporary family of the child in care. This article describes a sophisticated model of training child care staff which fully mobilizes this temporary family to consistent nurturant behaviour. Through group action techniques the staff is developed in three cultural area: therapeutic skills, self-awareness and network cohesion. With role play and sociodrama skills are developed sequentially beginning by survival skills, than theory and finally further therapeutic skills. Self-awareness is developed by the action and differential use of psychodramatic techniques.The network gradually develops develops through the sharing process and other psychodramatic and sociometric techniques.