This moving account of the many different aspects of the work of a child psychiatry consultant in therapeutic group child-care programs is a practical, jargon-free treatment of the problems and tested solutions arising in group-care situations. Powers integrates sound principles of therapeutic care through interrelated essays, stories, poems, and photographs to evoke the emotional reality and impact of caring for troubled children. Originally published 1980. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.