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Awards and Credentials

  1. Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1978
  2. Featured as a commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and as a guest on various radio broadcasts (e.g., WNYC—New York, KPCW—Utah, WOL—Washington, D.C., KFCD—Dallas, KVON—San Francisco, WOLB—Baltimore, XM Satellite Radio)
  3. Author of many books and professional articles on topics such as teens in crisis, criminal behavior, and professional ethics
  4. Lectures nationally and internationally on topics such as teens in crisis and professional ethics
  5. Chaired the national task force that wrote the current Code of Ethics for the National Association of Social Workers

Frederic Reamer Ph.D.

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Dr. Reamer is Professor in the Graduate Program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983. His research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, healthcare, teens in crisis, criminal justice, public welfare, and professional ethics.

Dr. Reamer’s recent research has focused on school and program options for teens who struggle with a variety of mental health, behavioral, substance abuse, and academic issues. He is especially interested in helping parents and the professionals identify effective resources, including traditional and nontraditional options. Dr. Reamer’s research has identified the key attributes of high-quality nonresidential and residential schools and programs.

Dr. Reamer received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Frederic Reamer Ph.D.'s Content (Recent - Older)

Programs for Struggling Teens: Ideal Features- Part I

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Parents of struggling teens often feel desperate to find the “right” program or school for their child.  Parents typically feel a sense of urgency, ...

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Protecting Teens in Crisis: Constructive Oversight of Programs

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • One of the greatest challenges facing the struggling teen industry is the lack of conscientious, constructive, and sustained oversight at regular intervals ...

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Abuses in Programs for Struggling Teens: The Legacy of Scandal

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Most programs and schools for struggling teens are run professionally and are reputable.  Sadly, however, some are not.  Parents who are eager to ...

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Embracing a Strengths Perspective

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • Since the advent of efforts in the 1800s to intervene with struggling teens and their families, we have learned a great deal about what to do—and what not ...

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The Effectiveness of Programs for Struggling Teens

  • By: Frederic Reamer Ph.D.
  • The most reputable programs and schools for struggling teens are those that base their services on research that has been published in peer-reviewed ...

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