ERIC Number: ED174694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
It's Me Again; An Aftercare Manual for Youth Workers.
Beyer, Margaret; Puritz, Patricia
Aftercare is the service provided for a youth and his family following a crisis. To be responsive to youth needs, aftercare programs must provide continuity of care and be flexible. They must also address themselves to the well-being of the entire family and develop community networks of youth services. Planning is essential to the development of an adequate aftercare component in any crisis intervention program. After crisis stabilization, the youth's need for aftercare must be assessed. Many of the youth served need intensive family counseling, individual or group counseling, alternative housing, and active support for independent living. Most programs cannot provide all the long term care needed by their clients, so they rely on the services of other agencies. However, many clients are not motivated to continue to take advantage of aftercare services. Aftercare is best carried out when all long term care responsibilities are assigned to specific staff within a separate aftercare component. Clients and staff should assess the quality of aftercare services and funds should be sought for generating special aftercare resources. (Author/MC)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Agency Cooperation, Counseling Services, Crisis Intervention, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Referral, Staff Role, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
National Youth Alternatives Project, 1346 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($4.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Youth Alternatives Project, Inc., Washington, DC.