ERIC Number: ED174903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
A Low-Cost, Effective Community Outreach Program For Helping Parents Manage Problem Children.
Young, Brian W.
In an urban/rural area with a high demand for children's services but limited resources, an outreach service using standardized treatment strategies was evaluated. The basic intervention strategies consisted of three elements: (1) establishment of specific goals; (2) use of Time-Out; and (3) use of praise and attention to increase desireable behaviors. Success rate was 64.3% overall (including dropouts), rising to 88.7% when dropouts were excluded. Followup three months later showed gains were maintained in 85% of the responding sample. The cost of service consisted of 4.5 hours therapy time, 1.9 hours travel time, and 61.4 miles driven to see each client. The results suggest that this type of program can be effective and relatively inexpensive in areas where there is demand for services, and resources are limited. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (Las Vegas, Nevada, April 16-19, 1979); Best copy available