Beyond Point and Level Systems: Moving Toward Child-Centered Programming, Wanda K. Mohr, PhD, APRN, FAAN, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey
James N. Olson, PhD, University of Texas–Permian Basin
Andres Martin, MD, Yale University
Andres J. Pumariega, MD, Temple University
Nicole Branca, MSN, APRN, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey
In this article, the authors critique point and level system programming and assert that continuing such programming is antithetical to individualized, culturally, and developmentally appropriate treatment, and the authors explore the resistance and barriers to changing traditional ways of “doing things.” Finally, the authors describe a different approach to providing treatment that is based on a collaborative problem-solving approach and upon which other successful models of treatment have been based.