ERIC Number: ED188386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Family Treatment Unit.
The document describes the Family Treatment Unit, a demonstration program to provide a variety of family treatment services to status offenders (11 to 17 years old) and their families. The goals of the program are: (1) to provide family services to families of status offenders; (2) to maintain status offenders in their natural homes by strengthening the family system; (3) to reduce the rate of referral to the court; (4) to provide training to actual and potential foster parents; and (5) to enhance knowledge of family therapy among the court's juvenile justice staff. Three levels of service are provided--consultation and training to juvenile court personnel, assessment and skills development training of new foster parents, and family therapy of either a relatively brief, intensive nature or an ongoing weekly sort. Evaluation data indicate that the unit has been successful in meeting its major objectives. Among appendixes are sample referral forms, evaluation instruments and examples of family assessment statements. (SBH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Delinquency, Demonstration Programs, Family Counseling, Family Programs, Inservice Education, Juvenile Courts, Parent Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
St. Louis County Juvenile Court, 501 S. Brentwood Ave., Clayton, MO 63105 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis County Juvenile Court, MO.
Identifiers: Family Treatment Unit; Status Offenders
Note: The report was funded through the Missouri Council on Criminal Justice.