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ERIC Number: ED309376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Runaway and Homeless Youth: A Three Phase Differential Response Which Provides Crisis Intervention, Assessment, and Long-Term Programs--Both Residential and Non-Residential--for Adolescent Males and Females 16-21 Years of Age.
Faye, Michael
A practicum at a crisis intervention center in the middle of a large Canadian city in Ontario was designed to offer crisis intervention, shelter, and non-residential support for runaway and homeless youth, ages 16 to 21, who lived on the streets or in emergency shelters. The practicum provided an opportunity for program staff to develop a three-phase differential response which would offer a choice of support programs for the client. Three multidiscipline workgroups were assembled, and their respective tasks were to develop one of the three phases: crisis intervention, assessment, or long-term care. The activities of the workgroups were monitored with support from a senior management group composed of a social work consultant, a consultant psychiatrist, the executive director, and the director of clinical resources. The workgroups developed program descriptions for the three phases based on a research-based conceptual framework and feedback from clients, from agency staff, and from other youth-serving agencies. These program descriptions provided the groundwork for further development and follow-up activity. (References are included, and questions presented to social service agencies, to youthful clients, and to staff are appended, along with in-depth descriptions of each phase of the program.) (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada