ERIC Number: ED117595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Achievement Place: A Model for Delinquency Treatment. National Institute of Mental Health Research Report 1.
National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency.
This short report provides a brief description of a research project presenting an alternative approach to delinquency treatment. Achievement Place is a family-sized residential treatment home for predelinquent and delinquent youngsters. Six to eight boys, aged 12-16, live in a renovated house located in their own community. A specially trained couple, serving as teaching-parents, help to provide a family milieu in which they teach the boys new social, self-help, and academic behaviors through the use of a token reinforcement system. The report outlines the project goals, reinforcement system, training of teaching-parents, community controls, and community savings operating within the Achievement Place program. (SJL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Community Programs, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Models, Program Descriptions, Rehabilitation Programs, Residential Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas