ERIC Number: ED251724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Achievement Place: The Teaching-Family Treatment Model in a Group-Home Setting. Reports of the National Juvenile Justice Assessment Centers.
Levitt, John L.; And Others
This paper summarizes a diverse body of literature on Achievement Place, a community-based program for juveniles in group home settings. The program's Teaching-Family treatment model is described in detail as a base for presenting findings about its ability to change behaviors. Preliminary data from follow-up studies of attempts to extend the treatment method to other studies are also presented. The first section presents a brief overview of Achievement Place and the Teaching-Family model, together with a list of conclusions reached in a prior review. The details of the Teaching-Family model developed at Achievement Place are presented, including the point system, self-government system, and teaching parents. A second section presents some of the findings reported by researchers who have examined the program, its results and costs. The report concludes by raising certain questions future research on Achievement Place might pursue. (JAC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. School of Social Service Administration.
Identifiers: Achievement Place; Deinstitutionalization (of Delinquents); Juvenile Justice; Teaching Family Model
Note: Prepared by the National Center for the Assessment of Alternatives to Juvenile Justice Processing.