ERIC Number: ED230015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Portsmouth Project (KIDS); A Successful Model Mainstream Program for Emotionally Handicapped Adolescents in Public Secondary Schools.
Lister, Robert J.; And Others
The Portsmouth, New Hampshire, project for adolescents, known as the KIDS Program (Kids In Difficult Situations), is a regional program emphasizing family intervention. KIDS has attempted to mainstream 30 emotionally handicapped adolescents into all regular academic and vocational high school courses. Individual, group, and family counseling are offered by teacher/counselors and special education counselor/school social workers. The program offers three levels of participation: full time placement in a self contained class, part time placement in KIDS Program with part time mainstreamed placement, and support services available to supplement full time regular academic and vocational programing. The academic/vocational component of KIDS stresses skills, self organization, and behavior control within a highly structured environment. Therapeutic approaches include counseling as well as parent groups and home visits. The behavioral component stresses a point system using community incentives and providing realistic consequences. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kids In Difficult Situations Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).