ERIC Number: ED157196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
An Integrated, Community-Based Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disturbing Behaviors Shown by Children and Families.
Pooley, Richard C.
One of 52 theoretical papers on school crime and its relation to poverty, this chapter describes an interdisciplinary treatment program called the Pendleton Project. In this discussion, certain salient dimensions of the problem and its treatment are developed in some detail, namely, the diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities and methods to establish attachment between the disturbing child, his family, and the social order in general. Strategies to extend innovation approaches to problem-solving are presented in the discussion of the practice of behavioral treatment and research activities associated with the practice. Topics include the community-based treatment of behavior disorders, theoretical considerations of delinquency, theoretical considerations of treatment, program development, and staff development. These topics are discussed in terms of principles of treatment, educational goals and deficits, short-term residential treatment, outclient treatment, and research associated with such treatment. Some conclusions are drawn that are likely to be useful to those interested in replicating the project. The sources used are previous research and literature on the subject and the personal observations of the author and associates. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Hackensack, NJ. NewGate Resource Center.
Note: Chapter 28 of "Theoretical Perspectives on School Crime, Volume I"; For other papers in this volume, see EA 010 729-768