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ERIC Number: ED123512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Federally Funded Program to Reduce the Incidence of Delinquent Acts in the Syracuse, N.Y. Adolescent Population.
Migenes, John R.; And Others
A multi-focal pilot program is described in which the goals of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of delinquent acts are approached via multiple intervention strategies. The primary and secondary prevention strategies are focused on the junior high schools. All school personnel undergo training in those skills which are necessary to create a positive emotional climate at the school, as well as those skills which are necessary to screen out adolescents who are at high risk for acting out behavior. Specific differential responses are taught to the trainees which they are encouraged to implement in their work with troubled adolescents at school. Continuous on-site consultation at the school is provided to the trainees. Neuropsychological consultations are provided to schools' pupil services committees in which youngsters with learning and behavior disorders are evaluated. Training and consultation efforts are all geared toward promoting effective direct helping responses by trainees, and to familiarizing trainees with other existing community diagnostic and treatment resources. Tertiary prevention efforts are focused upon refining the skills of the county's juvenile probation workers in their work with adolescents whose behavior has already brought them into contact with the courts. There is a strong emphasis on the need to evaluate clients' strengths and weaknesses, and appropriate methodologies for doing so. (Author/NG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Symposium given at the North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (Kiamesha Lake, New York, October 7-9, 1975)