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ERIC Number: ED166867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 471
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Residential Treatment. A Study and a Model. ; Final Report.
Durkin, Roderick
The final report evaluates residential treatment programs and in particular the Sage Hill Program for economically disadvantaged and disturbed teen-age boys. Evaluative studies are reviewed with regard to their substantive findings and methodological issues. It is explained that change sensitive measures, such as The Daily Behavior Rating Scale and The Teenagers Opinion Survey, were developed to evaluate the program. It is reported that the impact of a change in milieu from a ghetto to summer camp was examined in relation to the author's theory of social influence (which was central to the camp's rationale) using a variety of hypotheses to test the relevance of the theory. Appendixes (which comprise a major part of the document) with the following titles are among those included:"A Model for a Summer Camp and Follow-up Program for Poverty and/or Disturbed Teenagers", "Evaluating Residential Treatment Programs for Disturbed Children", and "Personality and Milieu - A Theory of Social Influence". (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.