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ERIC Number: ED015307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 239
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Reference Count: 0
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YOUTH IN TROUBLE, A VOCATIONAL APPROACH. A VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION DEMONSTRATION IN A RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER TO MEET THE VOCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ADJUSTMENT NEEDS OF EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED YOUTH ADJUDGED TO BE JUVENILE DELINQUENT. FINAL REPORT.
ZIVAN, MORTON; AND OTHERS
THE PROJECT AIMED TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM INTEGRATED WITH OTHER TREATMENT SERVICES AND IDENTIFY THE MAJOR FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH COMMUNITY AND VOCATIONAL ADJUSTMENT AND MALADJUSTMENT. THE STUDY POPULATION INCLUDED (1) AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP OF 68 BOYS WHO RECEIVED THE FULL RANGE OF THE PROJECT IN-CARE AND AFTER-CARE SERVICES AND A CONTROL GROUP OF 25 WHO RECEIVED NO PROJECT SERVICES, (2) AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP OF 20 BOYS WHO RECEIVED THE FULL RANGE OF THE PROJECT'S AFTER-CARE SERVICES, AND (3) A COMPARISON GROUP OF 27 WHO RECEIVED NO PROJECT SERVICES. IN-CARE ACTIVITIES INCLUDED INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING, OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION, AND WORK EXPOSURE. AFTER-CARE ACTIVITIES INCLUDED COUNSELING, ASSESSMENT, JOB PLACEMENT, AND FOLLOWUP. TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF THE EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT, PERSONAL, ATTITUDINAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH COMMUNITY AND VOCATIONAL ADJUSTMENT WERE IDENTIFIED AND ASSESSED THROUGH STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS, BEHAVIOR RATING SCALES, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, AND DIRECT OBSERVATION. TREATED BOYS TENDED TO MAINTAIN ACCEPTABLE CONFORMING BEHAVIOR IN THE WORK AREAS, BUT UNTREATED BOYS SHOWED A DROP AT THE 6-MONTH AND 1-YEAR FOLLOWUP. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WHO RECEIVED THE FULL RANGE OF THE PROGRAM SERVICES HAD A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF BOYS IN THE "KEEPING OUT OF TROUBLE" EVALUATION AREA WHILE THOSE IN THE CONTROL GROUP HAD AN INCREASING TENDENCY TO GET INTO TROUBLE IN THE SAME TIME SPAN. OBSERVATIONS INDICATED THAT WORK EXPOSURE, WHEN COMBINED WITH THE OTHER SERVICES, WAS THE MOST VALUABLE ASPECT OF THE PROGRAMING. DESPITE THE LACK OF STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS, THE TREND FAVORING THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS INDICATED THAT MORE FAVORABLE FINDINGS WOULD RESULT FROM CONTINUED FOLLOWUP. THE APPENDIXES INCLUDE SOME OF THE INSTRUMENTS USED, SCORING SYSTEMS, DATA SHEETS, AND CORRELATIONS OF PREDICTOR AND OUTCOME VARIABLES. A SUMMARY OF THE STUDY IS VT 004 085. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Children's Village, Dobbs Ferry, NY.
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