ERIC Number: ED327790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec-14
Development of a Youth Worker Position on the Multi-Disciplinary Team in a Short Term Residential Crisis Center for Adolescents.
The present structure of the multi-disciplinary team in crisis centers for adolescents lacks training for youth workers in the decision-making process. This report discusses the development of a youth worker position on a multi-disciplinary team in a short-term residential crisis center for adolescents. Three youth workers, for a period of 3.5 weeks, participated in a multi-disciplinary team whose objectives were to improve the youth workers' decision-making abilities, to change the role of the discipline within the agency, and to evaluate the training. The report is divided into five chapters: (1) introduction; (2) a study of the problem; (3) goals and objectives; (4) solution strategies; and (5) results, conclusions, and recommendations. Survey results indicated a very positive response from participating youth workers and a sense that the objectives had been reached. The report concludes with plans to legitimize the system in the future. A one-page bibliography is included, and pre- and post-implementation questionnaires are appended. (TE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum Report, Nova University.